After the success of Drive, director Nicolas Winding Refn is continuing his bromance with one of Hollywood’s most in demand leading men, Ryan Gosling. The two are teaming up for Only God Forgives, which is said to be a more violent and dark film than Drive.
The film’s plot summary can be seen below.
Julian (Gosling) has lived in exile in Bangkok after killing a cop ten year ago. With his brother, he runs a Thai boxing club as a front for the family’s drugs smuggling operation run by his Florida based Mom, Jenna (Kristin Scott Thomas).
However, his brother gets into hot water when he murders a prositute, and the cops call on retired cop Chang – aka The Angel Vengeance — to weigh in on the matter. He determines that the father of the murdered girl is allowed to kill Julian’s brother, and in order to set the balance right, Chang then chops off his right hand. Hearing of her son’s death, Jenna arrives in the city seeking revenge and forces Julian to hunt down Chang. He challenges him to a boxing match…and loses, setting Jenna on a path of revenge.
With a 2013 release date in mind, there’s not much in the way of footage or images from the film but today we do have our first look at Gosling, which can be seen above. It doesn’t reveal much, in fact, it doesn’t reveal anything at all, but for those eager to check this one out, it will have to do.