Studio executives have decided to forego a theatrical release for Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River after it failed to win over critics earlier this year.
The movie debuted at the Cannes International Film Festival to mixed reactions from attendees, while reactions from critics have been less than favorable since the May premiere.
The lackluster reception has since prompted bosses at Warner Bros. to release the project straight to home entertainment systems in April, according to Variety.com.
The fantasy thriller, previously titled How To Catch A Monster, stars Mad Men beauty Christina Hendricks as a struggling single mom who is drawn into a dark underworld in a mysterious town on the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan.
Lost River also features former Doctor Who star Matt Smith and Gosling’s real-life girlfriend and new mom, Eva Mendes.
Do you still plan to check out the film regardless of how it’s released? Let us know in the comments below!