Ryan Gosling has officially shot out of a cannon. The Blue Valentine star seems to be attached to a plethora of projects these days and he is already making of habit of working with Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine). Now he is in talks to reteam with Nicolas Winding Refn, the director of Gosling’s upcoming film Drive. Considering Ramses went bananas for Drive at the Los Angeles Film Festival, I think the two teaming up again is a good sign. Their new film is titled Only God Forgives and will also star Kristin Scott Thomas with a planned fall start date. However, Refn and Gosling aren’t stopping there. They are also headlining Warner Bros’ remake of Logan’s Run. For more on Only God Forgives and Gosling’s other projects, hit the jump.
While Twitch had early word that Refn and Gosling would be working on Only God Forgives together, it was Variety that confirmed that Gosling was in negotiations to star. Luke Evans was originally set to star, but had to back out because of his role in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Twitch also had this synopsis of the film:
“Julian is on the run from the British police. He runs a Thai Boxing club in Bangkok which is a front for a drugs smuggling operation. He is well respected within the criminal underworld, but deep in his heart he feels that his life is lacking something. He meets a retired cop, The Angel of Vengeance, and finds out that he has to confront his mother.”
As I mentioned before the jump, this isn’t the only film Gosling is attached to at the moment. Gosling will work with Cianfrance on The Place Beyond the Pines about a motorcycle racer turned bank robber with Bradley Cooper. He will also star in George Clooney’s political drama The Ides of March, which is currently in post-production and set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival in late August. Want more? Sure. Gosling will appear alongside Sean Penn and Josh Brolin in The Gangster Squad with director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) set to direct. If all this wasn’t enough, check out this clip of Drive (which releases September 16th) and the trailer for the upcoming Crazy, Stupid, Love which opens July 29th.