EARLIER: “What the hell did I just see?” seemed to be the general reaction critics were having to Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut “Lost River.”
And now, Warner Bros., who brought the film to Cannes’ Un Certain Regard sidebar where it was mocked and derided in equal measure, “Lost River” will not have a theatrical release. Instead, the studio will release the film via “home entertainment” in April, Variety reports. This would mean VOD, DVD and Blu-ray.
Warner Bros. acquired US rights to the experimental drama starring Christina Hendricks back in 2013. Shot in Detroit where it was originally titled “How to Catch a Monster,” the film costars Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes and Ben Mendelsohn as denizens of ruination — images of time-ravaged Detroit permeate this “film maudit crapocalypse” in which Ryan Gosling firmly sheds his sweet side.