New Photos from Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' with Ryan Gosling
Though two minutes of official footage from the adrenaline fueled film Drive from director Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling made it online before its premiere at Cannes this month, we're not usually a fan of posting any video clips that aren't simply trailers. However, as the film's debut looms closer, we now have great photos from the promising feature including Gosling looking like a bad-ass behind the wheel. In addition, there's also some great shots of Albert Brooks as a mobster, not to mention Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks, and finally Ron Perlman and Bryan Cranston. See them below!
Driver (Gosling) is a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. Shannon (Cranston) is part mentor, part manager for Driver. Always looking to make a buck, Shannon’s current plan is funding a stock car that Driver can race on the professional circuit. Since Bernie Rose (Brooks) is the wealthiest guy he knows, even if the sources of his money are questionable, Shannon proposes he be their investor. After seeing Driver in action at the speedway, Bernie Rose insists Nino (Perlman) partners with them as well.
But Driver’s world changes the day he shares an elevator ride at his apartment building with Irene (Mulligan). When he sees her again at the grocery store with her young son, Benicio (Kaden Leos), he is transfixed, and willingly offers help when they are stranded in the parking lot because Irene’s car won’t start. Soon Driver settles into a routine of driving Irene to her waitress job and watching Benicio, entangled in their lives while her car is fixed. This interlude in Driver’s life abruptly stops when Standard (Oscar Isaac), Irene’s husband, is let out early from prison for good behavior. Driver backs off, respectful of Irene’s desire to keep her family together, but when he finds Standard bloodied and lying in the garage with a scared Benicio standing next to his father, Driver is embroiled even further in Irene’s life. Then trouble begins.
Stay tuned for Alex's coverage on this film and more as he's attending the 2011 Cannes Film Festival this month. And in addition to the photos above, you can check out the official press kit at the official Cannes site for even more glimpses at Gosling and others in the film. Aside from our coverage on Drive, you'll have to stay tuned for an official trailer sometime down the road as the film won't hit theaters until September 16th this year. But as of now, these photos and the aforementioned two-minute clip have me interested to see Gosling get caught up in some action, especially with his starring role in the remake of Logan's Run, once again with Refn directing, on the way. Thoughts?