Rising British star Carey Mulligan (“An Education,” “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”) is in negotiations to join the cast of the neo-noir thriller “Drive” for OddLot Entertainment, Bold Films and Marc Platt Prods. says Risky Biz Blog.
Hossein Amini penned the adaptation of James Sallis’ novel. Ryan Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver for thieves. When a bank heist goes wrong, he ends up on the run with a contract on his head and an ex-con’s girlfriend (Mulligan) in his car. “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston has a major role, possibly as the ex-con.
Much like the way he shot “Bronson” and “Valhalla Rising” so close together, filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is shooting this and his Bangkok-set neo-Western “Only God Forgives” back-to-back. Filming begins September 20th on “Drive”.