Last time Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling teamed up, they gave us Drive – one of the coolest films of 2011. Pleased with the results of that collaboration, the duo is currently hard at work on Only God Forgives – and we’ve got a new photo of Gosling on the set.
The film is set in Bangkok and finds Gosling playing a character named Julian. Julian owns a Thai Boxing club that has strong ties to the underworld (apparently, his mother is some sort of mob boss…), but he feels empty inside. When Julian’s brother kills a prostitute, he runs afoul of a local cop known as The Angel of Vengeance. Julian and the cop are then set on a collision course where things can only be resolved with extreme violence. Sounds like a winner to us.
Sources are already saying that Only God Forgives has a level of violence that far surpasses Drive – and this new shot of Gosling serves to prove the point. Gosling’s character in Drive was a lot like a modern day James Dean, but he’s not looking too dreamy in this snapshot.
We don’t have an official release date for Only God Forgives yet, but sources say to expect it sometime later this year.