Ryan Gosling grinned while working on the Detroit set of How to Catch a Monster on Wednesday. He's on location getting ready for filming to begin on the thriller, which follows a single mom and her family as they are swept into a fantasy underworld. The project, also written by Ryan, puts him behind the camera as a director for the first time. His debut will star Christina Hendricks, who also made an appearance on set this week, as well as his real-life girlfriend, Eva Mendes, and Saoirse Ronan. Ryan himself won't be getting any screen time, since he declared in March that he needs a "break" from himself as much as "the audience does." He's not staying completely out of the spotlight, though, with Only God Forgives hitting theaters in July.
Ryan Gosling Makes His Directing Debut in Detroit