'Doctor Who''s Matt Smith Joins Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut

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Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "How To Catch A Monster" is acquiring quite a fan-favorite cast. In addition to "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks, the upcoming flick is said to have gained "Doctor Who" lead Matt Smith.

Variety has the news, saying that Gosling's girlfriend Eva Mendes also has a role in the movie. Smith will take the male lead in the flick, while Hendricks plays Billy, the central female. It's unclear what role Mendes has, and if Gosling will also pick a part in his first directorial effort.

Though he starred in a variety of other projects prior to 2010, Smith's like has been primarily "Doctor Who" all the time since he took the role of the Doctor. It's exciting that he of all people has joined this movie, and his involvement will likely draw the attention of Whovians worldwide.

Fortunately, "How To Catch A Monster" seems like a film that might be up their alley. The flick follows Hendricks' Billy, a single mother two, as she is dragged into a secret fantasy underworld. As Hendricks revealed in the past, her character works at a fetish club prior to being brought into the surreal and dark other world.

"[I play a single mother] supporting two children and trying to provide a home for them and a place of comfort in a continuously harder place to be," she explained in an earlier interview with Vulture. "And I find myself working in this very surreal club that gets me into a sort of predicament, and in the meantime, these boys are off on their own adventures and they discover this underground city."

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