Newcomer Iain De Caestecker, pictured, has come on board for the male lead in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut of How to Catch a Monster, Variety reports.
He will co-star with Christina Hendricks, with Warner Bros. on board to distribute. Ben Mendelsohn, Matt Smith, Rob Zabrecky, Eva Mendes and Saoirse Ronan also star.
“Story is set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city and centered on a single mother of two who is swept into a macabre fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.”
Production is set to start this spring.
Says the site, De Caestecker had been the choice for some time to play Hendricks’ son, but he first had to work out his schedule on ABC’ and Marvel’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” before he could sign on. De Caestecker has a big year ahead of him, having already starred the Sundance pic Fear, as well as a nice supporting role in Filth starring James McAvoy.