Two new clips from director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive are now available online for the sole purpose of reminding me that I haven’t seen it yet. Entitled “I Was Gonna Call the Cops” and “Elevator” the clips focus on the relationship between Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan’s characters and make elevator rides seem much more exciting than I remember them being.
In addition to Gosling and Mulligan, Drive stars Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman. Having garnered much praise on the festival circuit, it tells the story of a wheelman for hire (Gosling) who finds himself in quite a predicament after an armed heist goes awry. Watch the clips after the jump. Drive opens on September 16th.
Here are the new clips:
Here is the official synopsis for Drive:
Driver is a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene, a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard. After a heist intended to pay off Standard’s protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk – that they’re coming straight for Irene and her son – Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.