A set photo featuring a bruised and bloody Ryan Gosling filming his new film Only God Forgives has surfaced online today. The film, which is currently filming in Bangkok, Thailand, sees Gosling re-teaming with his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn to take on the role of Julian, an Englishman living in Bangkok who runs a Thai boxing club with his brother.
The upcoming crime drama also stars Kristin Scott Thomas and though no release date has been set as of yet, there’s already a lot of buzz surrounding the film. Much of the buzz comes from the fact that Gosling will again be working with Refn. Together, they gave us one of 2011’s best films with Drive and to see them working together again is very exciting. Oh, and did I mention that the film is said to feature more “explosive violence” than Drive and a ton of swordplay?
Now do I have your attention? If you’re still unconvinced, check out the plot summary below.
Julian (Gosling) lives in exile in Bangkok where he runs a Thai boxing club as a front for the family’s drugs smuggling operation. When Julian’s brother Billy is killed their mother, Jenna (Kristen Scott Thomas), arrives in the city. She wants revenge and forces Julian to find the killer. Julian’s contacts in the criminal underworld lead him directly to The Angel of Vengeance, a retired police officer who knows everything and who is both Judge and Punisher. Jenna demands that Julian kill The Angel of Vengeance, an act that will cost him dearly.