Carey Mulligan to 'Drive' with Ryan Gosling & Bryan Cranston
We've known for a while now that director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson) would be directing Drive, the first foray into the action genre for Ryan Gosling. Recently Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") joined and now RiskyBiz reports the radiant Carey Mulligan will also go on her first venture into action by joining as well. The adaptation of James Sallis' novel follows a nameless Hollywood stuntman (Gosling) who moonlights as a freelance getaway driver during robberies. But when a bank heist goes wrong, he ends up on the run with a contract on his head and an ex-con's girlfriend (Mulligan) sitting in the passenger's seat along for the ride.
Though Refn hasn't completely won me over, he certainly has a unique filmmaker's eye, and I'm interested to see how he approaches a straight up action flick (I haven't yet seen Refn's Valhalla Rising either). This is an interesting assembly of talent which is definitely sparking my interest much more than the typical A-list action stars would. It should be interesting to see if this is a good stepping stone for Refn to potentially lead up to his adaptation of DC Comics' Wonder Woman that he seems so passionate about. All I know is that I love Mulligan's work, and I'm anxious to see if Gosling can make an action star out of himself. Thoughts?