Ryan Gosling, Matt Smith

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Not quite sure what's going on here, but who needs a reason to look at Ryan Gosling?

On Thursday in Detroit, the 32-year-old hunk was snapped on the set of How to Catch a Monster alongside Doctor Who's Matt Smith. The fantasy noir, written by Gosling, will also be his directorial debut.

So just how exactly did Mr. Gosling cast the Doctor?  "I was in New York and I was about to fly back, and then I got a phone call saying Ryan wanted to meet me and come over," the 30-year-old Brit told TotalFilm earlier this year. "So I read his film, and I thought it was brilliant."

"And then I auditioned and we spent about four hours together doing some stuff, and he filmed it on his iPhone," he explained. "And that was it."

"I'm really excited," he continued. "I think he's really clever, and I think it's going to be an exciting project."

Come on, everything Ryan works on is exciting—even cereal-rejecting videos that he didn't really work on are wonderful—but this also has a great cast including Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Saoirse Ronan and Ben Mendelsohn.

How to Catch a Monster is due out in 2014.

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