Not much is known about the film (originally called How To Catch A Monster), but after it was announced that Lost River would premiere at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard program, more information has leaked.
What we know: Mad Men's Christina Hendricks stars as a single mother who becomes entangled in a macabre underworld after her son discovers a hidden road leading to an underwater town. This fantastical premise is reflected in these just-released photos from the film, featuring Hendricks standing at the foot of an ominous looking door, and another in which, well...you be the judge.
Gosling has long been a favorite of Cannes programmers, who have displayed an extreme amount of faith in the first-time director by giving him a spot in what has become an off-kilter sidebar to the main competition. Actors-turned-directors are usually met with furrowed brows, especially the unproven ones. That Gosling was let into a rather exclusive club right off the bat speaks volumes about his reputation as something more than just a heartthrob.
That, or the Cannes brass is like the rest of us and just really want to see him in a tux.
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