Eva Mendes Puts on a Sexy-Scary Show In Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River'

by Jackie Willis 9:35 AM PST, February 04, 2015
Photo: Warner Bros.

This new movie Ryan Gosling directed is nothing like The Notebook. In fact, the surreal world in Lost River leaves his real-life girlfriend Eva Mendes bloodied and bruised.

In addition to casting his baby's mama, the Hollywood heartthrob also gave his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks a lead role in the fantasy thriller, which debuted its first trailer on Tuesday. The film follows the life of a single mother (Hendricks), who is swept into a dark underworld -- where she meets Cat (Mendes) -- while her teenage son Bones (Iain De Caestecker) discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town. Hanna actress Saoirse Ronan also plays Bones' young love interest.

"Is it dangerous?" Billy asks Cat after being introduced to the shady club. "If the door's locked you're fine," Cat replies.

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The trailer quickly cuts back to Mendes under the lights again, but instead of putting on a show, her face is covered in blood.

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Lost River is set to hit selected theaters in Los Angeles and New York on April 10.

Will you see this Gosling-directed film even though he's not in it?