After surpassing Atom Egoyan’s THE CAPTIVE for the title of worst film at Cannes last year, Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut LOST RIVER has finally been given a release date by Warner Bros..

Their President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Sue Kroll, announced that LOST RIVER will have its North American premiere during the SXSW film festival which runs from 13-21 March, and will open with a same day multi-platform window in the US on April 10 so that the compelling and original work can:

‘target the right audience and give ‘Lost River’ a bigger and more focussed voice than it would have if we put it exclusively in theatres’.

Gosling’s fantasy neo-noir follows struggling single mother Billy (Christina Hendricks) who lives a dreary life in the dystopian town of Lost River. When she falls behind on her mortgage, Billy is threatened with eviction unless she agrees to work in a fetish club owned by sleazy banker Dave (Ben Mendelsohn). Whilst Billy works in the underground club, her son Bones (Iain De Casestecker) does his best to avoid local thug Bully (Matt Smith) who patrols the neighbourhood. When he discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River, Bones is taken on an unexpected journey that will test his and his family’s limits.

You can check out the film’s trailer and poster below.

LOST RIVER is slated for theatrical and VOD release in the US on April 10 and in UK theatres on April 24.

Lost River Poster

Source: Warner Bros.