By Meghan Blalock
Updated Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:55 am
Christina Hendricks Ryan Gosling
Credit: Eric Charbonneau/WireImage

There’s a heat wave coming! Ryan Gosling announced that his directorial debut film, How to Catch a Monster—which he also wrote—will star Christina Hendricks. “There’s no one really like her,” he said of the actress, who he worked with on last year’s Drive. “She’s very meticulous about every detail.” We can’t wait to get a peek into Ryan’s cinematic mind, as he has Hendricks’s playing a single mom who veers into an underworld, THR reports. The film is set to be shopped to distributors at next week’s Toronto International Film Festival. Until then, take a look at some of Ryan’s other positive qualities—click through the gallery to see what we mean.