Hopefully by now Nicholas Winding Refn's Drive
is on your radar. If it's not, it damn well should be. Refn's minimalist, 70's inspired thriller has picked up some considerable momentum since winning the best director award at Cannes.
"Filmed in and around Los Angeles, the crime drama stars Academy Award® Nominees Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine, The Notebook) and Carey Mulligan (An Education, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps) alongside Golden Globe® Winner Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), Emmy® Nominee Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Oscar Isaac (Body of Lies, Robin Hood) and Academy Award® Nominee Albert Brooks (Taxi Driver, Broadcast News).
DRIVE is the story of a Hollywood stunt driver by day (Ryan Gosling), a
loner by nature, who moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire
in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA's
most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful
neighbor, Irene (Carey Mulligan). When the job goes dangerously awry,
the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does
best - Drive!
Soon UK folks will be able to see what all the fuss is about, as Icon Film Distibution
have picked up Drive
for a UK theatrical release on 23rd September 2011.
As a fan of Walter Hill's The Driver
(1976), it's music to my ears. Love him or loathe him (and plenty do), pretty much anything Refn touches is at the very least memorable and quite unlike anything else.
I can't wait.
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