Latest Movie News Headlines

Ryan Gosling replacing Luke Evans in Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives

Jun. 24, 2011by: George Merchan
100%
Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE, BRONSON) and Ryan Gosling (DRIVE, BLUE VALENTINE) are fast becoming a creative power couple! The two have been basking in the warmth of DRIVE love since its very well-received showing at Cannes (the film was nominated for the Palm d'Or while Refn won Best Director), and the duo will be teaming up for the LOGAN'S RUN remake a little down the line as well.

Now, the good folks at Twitch are reporting (and Variety confirms) that Gosling will be coming aboard Refn's indie thriller ONLY GOD FORGIVES, replacing the previously cast Luke Evans who had to drop out due to his commitment to THE HOBBIT. Here's the film's synopsis from Twitch:

"Julian is on the run from the British police. He runs a Thai Boxing club in Bangkok which is a front for a drugs smuggling operation. He is well respected within the criminal underworld, but deep in his heart he feels that his life is lacking something. He meets a retired cop, The Angel of Vengeance, and finds out that he has to confront his mother."

ONLY GOD FORGIVES, also starring Kristen Scott Thomas, will begin shooting in November and be released sometime in 2012.
Extra Tidbit: DRIVE seriously looks so f*cking good.
Source: Twitch

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

4:44PM on 06/24/2011
i seriously cant wait for drive its one of my most anticipated movies this year. Refn is soo talented.
i seriously cant wait for drive its one of my most anticipated movies this year. Refn is soo talented.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+6
11:15AM on 06/24/2011
Good thing there is some space for quality like this among all the rubbish.
Good thing there is some space for quality like this among all the rubbish.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:29AM on 06/24/2011
I can see this as the next DiCaprio/Scorsese team up. Refn is a name we should all have on our radar not only with Drive but with the fantastic Bronson and Valhalla Rising. Gosling personally picked him for Drive and I can only see great things in the future coming from this partnership. DRIVE does look amazing! I don't mind turning off my brain for Fast Five but Drive looks more grounded and better.
I can see this as the next DiCaprio/Scorsese team up. Refn is a name we should all have on our radar not only with Drive but with the fantastic Bronson and Valhalla Rising. Gosling personally picked him for Drive and I can only see great things in the future coming from this partnership. DRIVE does look amazing! I don't mind turning off my brain for Fast Five but Drive looks more grounded and better.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!