Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn throttles into the Hollywood fast lane with the precision-crafted action caper Drive.
Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac).
After a heist intended to pay off Standard’s protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman). But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk-that they’re coming straight for Irene and her son-Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.
The movie was written by Oscar nominee Hossein Amini,The Wings of Dove, and adapted from the eponymous novel by James Sallis. The Wings of Dove is such a different movie than Drive. It’s hard to image they both were written by the same person.
I enjoyed this beautifully acted film scene with Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. Blue Valentine is not a blockbuster movie, but an independent film, for a select public.
The movie is for an intelligent public that appreciate a relationship drama. Blue Valentine distinguishes itself by cutting between the happier times in a couple’s past and their failing marriage in the present.
Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling are set to star together in Blue Valentine, an independent drama about a couple (Williams and Gosling) whose marriage is failing. They recall better days as their relationship takes a nose dive.
Filming has already started in New York and Pennsylvania.
Derek Cianfrance directs the drama written by Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis.
Other cast members include Mike Vogel, John Doman and Maryann Plunkett.
Keeping tabs on the Green Lantern project, Latino Review reports that Warner Bros. is keen on having Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling to portray the titular hero.
Their reliable studio source notes that Gosling is indeed the one being sought, following rumors that the likes of Seth Green, Justin Long and David Boreanaz had been in the running for the role of Hal Jordan.
The film is being helmed by Greg Berlanti and is expected to be out in 2010.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is set to work with Kirsten Dunst and Ryan Gosling in “All Good Things.”â€œThingsâ€ is a love story involving a murder mystery set in a real estate dynasty in New York during the 1980â€™s.Â The story focuses on the descendant of the dynasty (Gosling) who falls for a stunning girl (Dunst) from the wrong side of the tracks, who disappears. Morgan will play a on the skids detective who tries to uncover the truth.