Today, we’re happy to host the exclusive premiere of a new character poster from writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives. The poster features the film’s badass villain, played by Vithaya Pansringarm. Much like Refn’s fantastic previous installment, Drive, his new film also stars Ryan Gosling in the lead role. Playing Julian, an exile living in Bangkok and managing a crooked Thai boxing club, Gosling takes his character on a bloody quest for revenge when his brother Billy is killed.
Be sure to check out the stylish and brutal trailers, as well as these three clips that highlight star Kristin Scott Thomas, all of which only hint at what Refn and Gosling have in store for us this time around. Only God Forgives opens July 19th. Hit the jump to check out our exclusive poster.
Check out the poster below. This is the second in a series of a series of characters posters being released for the film.
Here’s a synopsis for Only God Forgives:
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.