Ryan Gosling’s first directorial effort, Lost River, will open in limited theaters beginning on April 10, 2015 as well as on VOD, as just announced by Warner Bros Pictures. The dramatic thriller starring Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Iain De Caestecker, and Matt Smith is also confirmed to screen at this year’s SXSW Film Festival in Texas. And in support of the film’s upcoming North American premiere at SXSW, Warner Bros has unveiled a new Lost River trailer and poster.
“Ryan is one of the most exciting actors of his generation and Lost River reveals that he is also one of its most promising young directors,” said Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution Kroll. “His debut film is a singular vision of stranded people finding connection in a broken world. We believe in this film and in Ryan as a director, and are delighted to be working with him in this new role. This is a great opportunity to give audiences the chance to discover this compelling, original work for themselves.”
“I am excited that Lost River is being released by Warner Bros. and having its North American premiere at SXSW,” said writer/director/producer Gosling. ”It’s a small specialty film, so for me, this day-and-date theatrical and digital release plan provides the best of both worlds. It allows those who are interested in seeing my film in a theatre to do so without excluding the majority of people who don’t have access to a specialty cinema. VOD is giving a new life to independent cinema and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to showcase the wonderful work of my cast and crew on such a broad platform.”
The Lost River Plot:
Lost River is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (De Casestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.
Watch the trailer:
-By Rebecca Murray
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