First Clip from Nicolas Winding Refn’s DRIVE Starring Ryan Gosling

     May 5, 2011


One of my most-anticipated films this year is Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive.  I’ve become a big Refn fan after seeing the Pusher trilogy and Bronson and the cast for Drive is outstanding: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks.  The story centers on a Hollywood stunt driver (Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver.  The first clip from the film has gone online and is more about the “getaway driver” part of his resume.  What I really like about this clip is that while they could choose to show us your standard getaway chase, Refn is taking time to show us the character’s intelligence and that putting the pedal to the medal isn’t necessarily the best course of action—but that there will definitely be some action.

Hit the jump to check out the clip.  Drive will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.  It opens in the U.S. on September 16th.

Click over to Cannes official website to see the clip in HD.

Here’s the official synopsis for Drive:

“Drive” is the story of a Hollywood stunt driver by day (Gosling), a loner by nature, who moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA’s most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, Irene (Mulligan). When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best—Drive!


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