Drive is the highly anticipated upcoming film, being brought to us by director Nicolas Winding Refn. Ryan Gosling stars as a stunt man who works at night as a getaway driver. Based on James Sallis’ novel, the film has a healthy supporting cast, sporting names like Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaacs, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman. The other day we finally got a look at some footage for the film, which was released to promote its upcoming Cannes premiere, it will hit theatres on September 16th.
Refn is perhaps most well known for Bronson, a fantastic film that helped launch Tom Hardy‘s career. The director may not be a household name just yet, but expect him to become a lot more well known once Drive hits theatres. And if the clip below is any indication of what we can expect….well let’s just say that September 16th can’t come soon enough.
The film is receiving a lot of buzz due to the cast and rightfully so. I’m excited to see Gosling lead yet another film, after his tremendous performance in Blue Valentine. The supporting cast is also very strong, boasting names like Cranston and Mulligan, both fantastic actors who I’m really eager to see in the film.
Check out the trailer and plot summary below.
Hollywood stunt driver by day (Ryan Gosling), a loner by nature, 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!