US Magazine got their hands on a photo from the set of Refn's latest, ONLY GOD FORGIVES, which is shooting in Bangkok and reunites the director with his DRIVE star, Ryan Gosling. As you can plainly see, Gosling's looking the worse for wear, but I guess that's to be expected considering his character runs a boxing club and is involved with a nefarious drug ring. This movie is reportedly brutal in the extreme, so Gosling's battered face might just be the tip of the iceberg...
As DRIVE was among my very favorite 2011 films (and I know I'm not alone), ONLY GOD FORGIVES is absolutely up there on my "most anticipated" list. It doesn't yet have a release date, but the smart money would be on a late-Fall slot, where it can compete for awards glory.
The synopsis for ONLY GOD FORGIVES: Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian killed a cop and went on the run. Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. Respected in the criminal underworld, deep inside, he feels empty.
When Julianís brother murders a prostitute, the police call on retired cop Chang - the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughterís murderer, then Ďrestores orderí by chopping off the manís right hand.
Julianís mother Jenna - the head of a powerful criminal organization - arrives in Bangkok to collect her sonís body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and Ďraise hellí.
I just want to know who is handing him the coffee; seems like a stiff drink would be more appropriate.