Eva Mendes is set to star in boyfriend Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, ”How to Catch a Monster.”
According to reports, the actress, who has been dating Ryan since 2011, has signed on to play the part of Cat. The character works at the “Big Bad Wolf Club” in the movie, a fetish club.
Ryan’s co-star from “Drive,” Christina Hendricks, will star as Billy, a single mom of two kids who also works at the fetish club.
Christina revealed to Vulture that the movie will be incredibly clever.
The actress told Vulture, “Ryan already has storyboards and pictures of neighborhoods and homes, and he’s already collecting music for it … when you read it, it gives you the feeling, maybe, of a memory. Something from your childhood that you can’t really pinpoint.”
Not only is Ryan directing but he also wrote the film which has been described as a macabre and dark story blending elements of horror, suspense and fantasy. It is still in pre-production and is set in a “vanishing city” and apparently includes an “underwater town.” The film applied for tax credits through the Michigan Film Office to shoot in Detroit this May.
Eva was last seen in “Holy Motors,” will have two movies released in 2013: “The Place Beyond The Pines,” which debuted at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, and “Clear History,” an HBO movie scripted by “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator Larry David.