Trailer for Ryan Gosling's Drive Debuts at Comic-Con, Director Compares Casting to Sex
07.22.11 by Chris
It seemed that after The Notebook, Ryan Gosling was done with mainstream movies. Either he had a change of heart or had to pay rent, but lately he's started appearing in a string of big-budget movies, including this month's Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Now we get to see Ryan Gosling "The Action Star" in Drive. The movie's red band trailer just debuted at Comic-Con, and to give credit where it's due, this movie looks completely awesome. Maybe Gosling was waiting for a big-budget movie with a good script?
In Drive, Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt man who moonlights as a getaway driver. He falls for a young mother (Carey Mulligan) whose fresh-out-of-jail husband needs Gosling for a job to get the family out of trouble. The Notebook this is not. Watch the red band trailer here.
Director Nicolas Refn was at Comic-Con with two of the movie's stars, Mulligan and Ron Perlman, to talk about the movie and apparently casting a movie is a lot like sex (his words, not ours).
It's like playing Russian roulette. But, and I'm sure Guillermo del Toro [the two were on stage together at FilmDistrict's presentation] can agree with this, once you realize the casting is in place, it's like sex. It doesn't get any better, because you know it's going to be ok. It's like sex because even when it's bad, it's good.
Mulligan talked about her wanting to work with Refn.
I had seen Bronson and I watched Valhalla Rising, and I emailed my agent and I said, I just want to work with someone like Nicolas Winding Refn. Two weeks later he told me he was doing Drive… I went to Nic's house and sort of muscled my way in.
We're not alone in liking what we saw in the trailer. After the trailer debuted, del Toro said, "Go see this f—ing movie, please! I beg you."
We're going to take his advice.
Drive also stars Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks.