Ryan Gosling is fitting in one more movie before he takes his big leave of absence from the film world and he’s basically taking his character from Drive and multiplying it by 100 -- or more like 1,000.
The red-band trailer for Only God Forgives has arrived, and there’s a whole lot of long glances and very little words from the Gos. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn –- the same guy who directed Ryan in Drive -- Only God Forgives pretty much takes the violence to another level. So if you thought Drive was crazy, you’re in for a treat.
In the film, Ryan plays drug smuggler Julian, who has a side job working a boxing ring in Bangkok. After his brother is murdered, his mother, played by Kristin Scott Thomas, forces him to find and kill the person responsible for his brother’s death. Crazy, right? The film is slated for a July 19th release.
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We can probably handle all the violence and blood that is bound to be a part of this crime thriller, but Ryan’s beat up face is just unacceptable. No. Nope. Can't deal with it. Covering our eyes is an obvious move plenty of us will make in the theaters...
It was just two weeks ago that Ryan gave us the worst news he could possibly give -– his break from acting. "I've been doing it too much," he said. "I've lost perspective on what I'm doing. I think it's good for me to take a break and reassess why I'm doing it and how I'm doing it. And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does."
But while he takes a break from his day job, he’ll still be the greatest man that’s ever walked the face of the planet by joining forces with PETA to protect cows from getting their horns removed. You win, Gosling. You always win.
What do you think about Ryan’s new movie? Are you going to check it out?