Warner Bros. has scored the first major acquisition of the Cannes Film Festival. Deadline reports that the studio is closing a deal for U.S. rights to How To Catch A Monster, the film that is shooting now.
Ryan Gosling wrote it, produces and stars alongside Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith Ben Mendelsohn and Rob Zabrecky. The studio is paying a $3 million minimum guarantee for the film, a fantasy thriller in which a single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town. Marc Platt is the primary producer on the film.
The film is being financed and produced by Bold Films.