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Ryan Gosling, as well as his Metro Detroit fans, received some good news Monday. The actor's directorial debut, "How to Catch a Monster," was approved for $1.75 million in incentives from the Michigan Film Office.

Gosling has been spotted around Detroit lately, possibly scouting filming sites, or perhaps just in town to celebrate a friend and local bartender's birthday. Larry Mongo, owner of Cafe d'Mongo's Speakeasy, told MLive the Hollywood heartthrob offered him a role in the film.

Written by Gosling, "How to Catch a Monster" will also star some whose fame reaches beyond the Detroit bar scene. Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith and Ben Mendelsohn are set to appear in the dark, modern-day fairytale.

Hendricks plays Billy, a single mother who works at a fetish club and is "swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town, »

- Kate Abbey-Lambertz

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