Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

First Clip from Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut, 'Lost River'

See also

It should come as no surprise that Ryan Gosling, who has found a kindred spirit with Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn (Only God Forgives), would make his directorial debut on a film that's a little off the beaten path. That film is Lost River (formerly How to Catch a Monster) and premieres in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes this month when it's likely to draw huge crowds anxious to see how he makes the transition to filmmaker. As the first teaser from the film has been revealed we also can see some of the influences Gosling is drawing upon, which includes the aforementioned Refn. Here are a few words from his official Cannes statement...

"This film was, in a lot ways, a gift from the directors I've been working with over the last few years. I've gone between acting in films completely based in reality with Derek Cianfrance to the fevered dreams of Nicolas Winding Refn. I think I've vacillated between these two extremes because my own sensibilities as a filmmaker lay somewhere in-between."

Filmed in Detroit and taking place in the fictional, rundown town of Lost River, the film stars Christina Hendricks (Gosling's Drive co-star) as Billy, a mother of two swept up into a dark and macabre underworld while her teenaged son discovers a mysterious road to an underwater town. There's a number of striking images here and a dark carnival atmosphere surrounding Agents of SHIELD star, Iain De Caestecker. Also seen in this clip is Matt Smith (Doctor Who), joined in the cast by Saoirse Ronan and Gosling's The Place Beyond the Pines co-stars Ben Mendelsohn and Eva Mendes.


Today's top buzz...

  • Weird Al
    'Weird Al' Yankovic gains his first number one album with 'Mandatory Fun'
    Music Buzz
  • LeBron James
    Frank Caliendo channels Morgan Freeman when reading LeBron James' letter
    NBA Buzz
  • NFL jerseys
    New York Giants and Jets fail to breach NFL's top 25 in jersey sales
    NFL Buzz
  • Slash
    Slash and The Conspirators crush it at Hard Rock, AP Awards
    20 Photos
  • Monks of Mellonwah
    Exclusive interview: Monks of Mellonwah talk music, touring and more
    9 Photos
  • Bad Company
    Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd deliver a double dose of hits at the Blossom Music Center
    20 Photos

Related Videos:

  • James Garner's best on TCM and DVD
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518331101" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • getTV airing a Lucille Ball birthday tribute in August
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517683185" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Movie trailer re-ignites ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ frenzy
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>