WEIRDLAND: Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan in "Drive": "Ride Home" and "Getaway" movie clips

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan in "Drive": "Ride Home" and "Getaway" movie clips

Drive hits theaters on September 16th, 2011.

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him.

Drive Movie Clip "Ride Home" Official

"Drive". The indie thriller in which Gosling plays a stunt driver and getaway man also functions as a love story, and in this new clip, we see the two meet for the first time. It's got all the elements of a classic Hollywood romance: a chance meeting, a long car ride down an empty road, entrancing music and a lot of awkward smiles.

THR: How did you go about casting Carey Mulligan. This also sounds like a very different role for her?

Refn: Originally, I was casting for a Latino actress, because that was in the book, but then I got a call asking if I would meet her. She came by my house in L.A., and the second she came through the door, I knew it was going to be her. She’s fantastic. The story is about a man who by day is a stunt car driver and by night a getaway driver. He never stays in the same place for a long time. He’s always on the move. And he moves into an apartment, where she lives across the hallway. She’s a single mom, because here husband’s in prison, and they fall in love. The husband has a debt to the Mafia, the driver has to come in and save the day, and everything goes haywire.

THR: It sounds like a classic film noir set-up.
Refn: The book is very much about film mythology. So I leaned on that style. It’s L.A. noir. One of the reasons I did it was because it would be fun shooting a Hollywood movie in Hollywood. Source:

"Ryan Gosling obviously doesn’t think he’s busy enough. Besides the three movies the Canadian actor has coming out this year — Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love, and The Ides of March — he has three more projects, Logan’s Run, The Place Beyond the Pines, and The Gangster Squad, queued up and ready to go. But maybe six movies is too round a number for Gosling, because he just announced that lucky number seven will be his directorial debut.
Gosling has been signed to direct — and star in — the remake of MGM’s The Idolmaker, the 1980 musical drama about Bob Marcucci, the rock producer and music agent who discovered Frankie Avalon and Fabian. There’s no word yet on whether this will be an updated story or stick to the original script, but Gosling is a former Mickey Mouse Club child star, so maybe he’ll bring a little insider knowledge to the film as both director and lead. Source:

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