He will be filming "How to Catch a Monster" beginning in May in Metro Detroit.
Hollywood hearthrob Ryan Gosling will be in town this spring to direct a film and is casting local actors for several parts. Gosling will be filming How to Catch a Monster, starring Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, beginning in May in Metro Detroit, according to WXYZ. This won't be the actor's first movie in Michigan; he filmed The Ides of March with George Clooney in 2011 in Michigan. However, it will be Gosling's directorial debut. [PHOTOS: Metro Detroit Goes Wild Over Clooney, Gosling] "How to Catch a Monster weaves elements of fantasy noir, horror and suspense into a modern day fairytale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones…
Virginia Patton of Ann Arbor, who portrayed Ruth Dakin Bailey in 'It's a Wonderful Life,' appeared Sunday at the Penn Theatre in Plymouth.
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- John McKay
Monday, December 3, 2012
OUTSIDE DETROIT-- Giving up a promising career in Hollywood to start a family might be a difficult choice for a talented young actress, but for Virginia Patton, the decision paved the way for a wonderful life away from the limelight. Patton, now 86, portrayed Ruth Dakin Bailey in the 1946 Frank Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life, starring alongside such screen legends as James Stewart and Donna Reed at just 20 years old, but left acting soon afterwards to move to Ann Arbor to pursue a family with husband Cruse W. Moss, a successful automotive executive. Patton, of Ann Arbor, and Moss appeared together Sunday at the historic Penn Theatre in downtown Plymouth for a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life, where the former actress signed …