A new set of pictures from Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut dark fantasy Lost River, starring Christina Hendricks, Matt Smith, Iain De Caestecker and Saoirse Ronan, has appeared ahead of its Cannes premiere.
The pictures (from Ryan Gosling Addicted via Arrow In The Head) give us our first proper look at the stunning cast, including Ben Mendelsohn and Eva Mendes. Gosling states that he was inspired by the city of Detroit and described the film as follows:
“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.”
Lost River is “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.