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Filmed in Detroit: Ryan Gosling’s Lost River Trailer Released

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Detroit's Brewster Douglas Projects can be spotted in the Lost River official trailer. Photo credit: Bryan Debus (flickr).

Detroit’s Brewster Douglass Projects can be spotted in the Lost River official trailer. Photo credit: Bryan Debus (flickr).

I spent much of the summer of 2013 stalking, ahem…searching for…Ryan Gosling in Detroit. He was in The D to direct his film How To Catch a Monster (since re-titled Lost River) and built up quite the following while in the Motor City.

The fantasy thriller hits theaters April 10, 2015 and Warner Brothers recently released the movie’s official trailer. Stars include Eva Mendez, Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan (the girl from Lovely Bones) and Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith.

While in Detroit, the crew was spotted all around town including the Brewster Douglass Projects, the Masonic Temple and Belle Isle. Gosling also became a regular at Cafe D’Mongos.

Despite the fact that the film didn’t wow critics at Cannes, I still plan to check it out. Although the part of the trailer with a bloody Eva Mendez is a little creepy. I love watching movies filmed in The D and keeping an eye out for local landmarks (looking at you Transformers 4).

This is the closest I got to catching Ryan at  Cafe D'Mongo's in Detroit.

This is the closest I got to catching Ryan at Cafe D’Mongo’s in Detroit.

I should add I came very close to achieving my ultimate goal of meeting Ryan at the crew’s wrap party at The Magic Stick. Sadly, I was on the other side of a black curtain and a handful of bouncers. Ah well. #ComeBackRyan

The Skinny: Ryan Gosling’s filmed-in-Detroit movie Lost River premiers this April. I vote it’s worth a watch to catch Gosling’s directorial debut and because of the pretty solid cast. Do you plan to see it?

Check out the trailer here:

Photo credit: Bryan Debus Flickr

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