UPDATE: Variety reports that earlier indications that Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, "Lost River," would not receive a theatrical release were incorrect. (Our original report is below.)

According to the trade, studio Warner Bros. is planning a limited release in New York City and Los Angeles on the same day that the flick hits VOD services.

The release is still slated for sometime in the second quarter of 2015. No official date has been announced yet.


Bad news, Ryan Gosling fans: The heartthrob's directorial debut, "Lost River," will not get a theatrical release.

The flick, which received mostly negative reviews when it debuted at Cannes in May, will instead get a release on home entertainment platforms in April. Collider first fished out the news in an interview with "Into the Woods" producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca, who said that despite rumors that studio Warner Bros. was dumping "Lost River," it was still getting an April release. Variety later reported the VOD component.

"Lost River" (previously titled "How to Catch a Monster") was also written by Gosling, and centered around a single mother and her teenage son who are swept into a dark, fantastical underworld after the son discovers a mysterious road. It stars Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan, and Iain De Caestecker.

No word yet on the exact April release date, or on which platforms the flick will be available.

[via: Variety, Collider]

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