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Sunday 28 December 2014

Matt's phone audition with Gosling

Matt Smith will star in Ryan Gosling's film
Matt Smith will star in Ryan Gosling's film

Matt Smith has revealed Ryan Gosling auditioned him on his mobile phone for the role in How To Catch A Monster.

The Doctor Who star has been cast by The Place Beyond The Pines hunk in his directorial debut and told Total Film that Ryan just invited him over for a casual chat and filmed it on his phone.

Matt revealed: "I was in New York and I was about to fly back, and then I got a phone call saying Ryan wanted to meet me and come over. So I read his film and I thought it was brilliant.

"And then I auditioned and we spent about four hours together doing some stuff, and he filmed it on his iPhone. And that was it. And now I'm going off to shoot it in a couple of weeks.

"I'm really excited. I think he's really clever, and I think it's going to be an exciting project."

How To Catch A Monster will also star Ryan's Drive co-star Christina Hendricks, his girlfriend Eva Mendes and Atonement actress Saoirse Ronan.

The plot has been described as the story of "a single mother swept into a dark underworld while her teenage son discovers a road leading to a secret underwater town."

Filming on the movie is about to begin in Detroit.

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