Trailer Tuesday: A Lost Gosling

When last year’s ‘Only God Forgives’ received boos at the Cannes Film Festival, it was not particularly surprising given director Nicolas Winding Refn’s divisive depictions of violence. It looks like Refn’s controversial style may have rubbed off on muse Ryan Gosling, following last week’s reports of the poor critical reception awarded to the Driver’s very own directorial debut.

‘Lost River’, formerly ‘How To Catch a Monster’ (shame it lost that title), has promised a lot since the pre-production murmurs began, with casting a hotbed of cult/geek faves including Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker and the Doctor himself, Matt Smith; therefore, it would be a shame if it is the true bomb that some Cannes critics are claiming it to be.

The striking sorta-trailer below, offering a first glimpse of a potentially bizarre outing for a shaven Smithy, still has me hooked in. The film is released later this year.

American Psycho Doctor

Apologise for the hacket job below, but a hacket job really is on theme.

matt smith in american psycho

Fresh from news that Ben Affleck is to take over a role he made truly iconic, Christian Bale’s celluloid rendering of ‘American Psycho’ is to get a stage revamp by none other than frickin’ Doctor Who. Poor Affleck, as this casting twist has been a hit with fans who have flocked for tickets to the stage show of Bret Easton Ellis’s most controversial novel.

Hopefully, it will get an extended run as most of the initial December/January dates at London’s Almeida Theatre are already sold out. Which is news enough to get one’s nail gun from out the cupboard, or at least to axe some poor sop to death during a Huey Lewis & The News number. I wonder what the music will bring to the production, but Matt doing Ellis already has me more than intrigued.