Lost River creepy first look at Ryan Gosling’s fantasy horror

First look at Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River, with Christina Hendricks and Matt Smith

The first pictures from Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River, previously titled How To Catch A Monster, have appeared online.

The film stars Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Iain De Caestecker (Agents Of SHIELD), Saorise Ronan (Byzantium), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Ben Mendelsohn (Killing Them Softly), Eva Mendes (The Place Beyond The Pines) and horror legend Barbara Steele (Black Sunday), and these two pictures (via TheFilmStage) give us our first idea of what the film will look like ahead of its Cannes debut.

“Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones, her eighteen-year-old son, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.”

Lost River does not currently have a release date.