Eva Mendes cast in Ryan Gosling film

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Based on the 2005 book by James Sallis, "Drive" features Ryan Gosling in the lead role with Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks making up the supporting cast. As an unnamed Hollywood stunt driver moonlighting as a wheelman, Gosling's character finds out that a contract has been put out on him after a bank heist goes wrong.

February 6th, 2013

Eva Mendes has joined the cast of her boyfriend Ryan Gosling's film 'How to Catch a Monster'.

The 'Ghost Rider' actress and actor/musician Rob Zabrecky have been cast in the movie, which marks the 'Drive' actor's writing and directorial debut, according to Bloody-Disgusting.com.

The pair will join previously announced stars including 'Mad Men' actress Christina Hendricks and Ben Mendelsohn in the picture, a dark fairy tale about a mother of two named Billy (Christina) who is swept into a macabre fantasy underworld after her teenage son, Bones, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.

Eva will play a character named Cat, who is a ''prominent'' member of a gang, the Big Bad Wolf Club. Meanwhile, Rob will play a cab driver.

The movie reunites Ryan with his 'Drive' co-star Christina and producer Marc Platt, whose Marc Platt Productions will produce the film along with Ryan's Phantasma Films and Bold Films

Ryan previously said: ''I am very appreciative to Marc Platt, Adam Siegel and Bold Films for being so supportive and I look forward to making this film with all of them.''

Marc added: ''We are thrilled to be producing Ryan Gosling's debut as a writer & director and continue our collaboration which began on 'Drive'. He has composed a beautifully haunting script and has a very clear vision of how he will bring it to life. His ability to draw audiences into his world as an actor will serve him well as a filmmaker.''