Well before any 50 Shades of Grey adaptation brings BDSM to the screen, Chrstina Hendricks (Mad Men) can be seen working in a fetish club in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster. The Drive co-stars came together when Gosling was scripting the picture with Hendricks in mind and sent the actress more than just the script:
“He sent the script over in this cool box with an interesting little key, and cool artwork in it,” recalls Hendricks. “It was like the full package! And then I read the script and was in love with it, so I called him back and said, ‘Yeah, please.’”
Hendricks had more to say about the upcoming film, including her employment at fetish club to support her children (in the movie, obviously). Hit the jump to see what else she had to say.
In a recent interview with Vulture (via The Playlist), Hendricks revealed a bit more about How to Catch a Monster from writer/director Gosling. In a previous report, we learned that the debut will be a modern day fairy tale of sorts that revolves around a single mother of two and her teenage son who stumble upon a road leading to an underwater town. In Hendricks’ own words, her character is:
“supporting two children and trying to provide a home for them and a place of comfort in a continuously harder place to be. And I find myself working in this very surreal club that gets me into a sort of predicament, and in the meantime, these boys are off on their own adventures and they discover this underground city.”
As for what kind of club:
“Fetish club,” she says. “Fetish club.”
Hendricks working in a fetish club aside, the actress went on to talk about Gosling’s progress on the film so far, saying that:
“I’m sure it will be incredibly clever, and Ryan already has storyboards and pictures of neighborhoods and homes, and he’s already collecting music for it … when you read it, it gives you the feeling, maybe, of a memory. Something from your childhood that you can’t really pinpoint.”
Here’s the logline from a previous press release:
Written and directed by Ryan Gosling, HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairytale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.