Saoirse, her co-star Iain De Caestecker and Lost River’s director Ryan Gosling talked about the film in an interview at the SXSW Film Festival, watch it below:
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Warner Bros. will do without a U.S. theatrical release for “Lost River,” Ryan Gosling’s much-derided directorial debut, which stars Saoirse, Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith and Iain De Caestecker. Instead, the studio will release the fantasy drama via home entertainment in April. “Lost River” premiered to mostly negative notices in May at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section.
Variety’s Justin Chang gave it a pan: “‘Lost’ is indeed the operative word for this violent fairy tale about a fractured family trying to survive among the ruins of a city overrun by thugs, sexual predators and other demons….”
Warner Bros. acquired U.S. rights in 2013 during Cannes, where Sierra/Affinity sold international rights to 20 markets. The film, which was shot in Detroit, was called “How to Catch a Monster” at that point.
Production companies are Marc Platt, Phantasma Films and Bold Films production. Producers are Platt, Gosling, Adam Siegel, Michel Litvak and David Lancaster.
Ryan Gosling has managed to get together a very impressive cast for Lost River, including the hugely talented Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, who plays the role of Rat in the movie. Saoirse has opened up about her character Rat, admitting that the name fits the character perfectly, as she almost lives like a rat.
Ronan explained, “She lives in this house with her grandmother and her grandmother’s a hoarder and there’s lots of man-made tunnels within the house because there’s so much memorabilia that the grandmother’s collected over the years,” she said, before adding, “And I had a pet rat, Nick.”
As well as starring Saoirse Ronan, the Lost River cast also includes other impressive Hollywood stars like Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Iain De Caestecker, and Ben Mendelsohn. Lost River does not yet have an official release date but we will let you know as soon as one is announced.
Saoirsehas said that Ryan Gosling will be a “great” director because he is in tune with his work. The actress is set to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming film “How To Catch a Monster”, which Gosling will be directing.
The Irish actress stars in his directorial debut – the fantasy noir How To Catch A Monster – alongside Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes and Matt Smith, which has started filming in Detroit, Michigan.
“I know he’s going to be a great director because I’ve talked to him and I know his ideas. He wrote the script, which is fantastic, and with each draft you can see it’s really come on and you can see where he wants the story to go.”
Saoirse, who is also continuing her successful streak with a leading role in Wes Anderson’s upcoming film The Grand Budapest Hotel, is already a big fan of Ryan’s work and the choices he has made in his career. “I think you can tell by the choices he makes as an actor that he very much respects the story in the film and strong characters. He could have easily picked a bunch of blockbusters films over Blue Valentine and Drive but he didn’t and because he’s so great and was working with great people he made really great films and I think that’s something that’s important to him.”
Source: Belfast Telegraph
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter while promoting her latest project, Stephenie Meyer’s The Host, Saoirse couldn’t reveal details about her character in the upcoming film, How To Catch a Monster, but says she is looking forward to working with Gosling – who is going to be directing it.
“I think it’s going to be very experimental, I think Ryan is going to be very supportive as a director, just because he’s an actor as well and he gets it. From what he’s been telling me about the approach he wants to take, he wants us to really discover these characters ourselves and use our imaginations to create these characters. He’s already written great characters on the page, but he wants us to develop those even more as people. I like that he’s put so much trust in his actors to do that. I think it’ll be really fun and really cool.”