- Cast: Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks, Tina Huang, Jeff Wolfe, Joe Pingue, Cesar Garcia, Sarah Adela Tirado, James Biberi, Christian Cage, Chris Smith, Tiara Parker, River Stone Mckeever, Chris Muto, Wray Gould, Steve Knoll, Rachel Dik, Keiko "Cakes" Kawamura, Mara LaFontaine, Laurene Landon
- Director: Nicholas Winding Refn
- Writers: Hossein Amini, James Sallis
- Producers: Michel Litvak , John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel
- Co Producer: Frank Capra III
- Executive Producers: David Lancaster, Bill Lischak, Linda McDonough, Jeffrey Stott, Gary Michael Walters
- Art Direction: Christopher Tandon
- Casting: Mindy Marin
- Costume Design: Erin Benach
- D.O.P.: Newton Thomas Sigel
- Editor: Matthew Newman
- Makeup: Gerald Quist
- Music: Cliff Martinez
- Production Design: Beth Mickle
- Set Decoration: Lisa K. Sessions
"Drive" is the highly anticipated feature from director Nicolas Winding Refn ("Bronson," "Valhalla Rising") adapted from the cult James Sallis' novel of the same name by Academy Award® Nominee Hossein Amini ("Wings of The Dove").
This is the story of a Hollywood stunt driver by day (Ryan 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 (Carey 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!
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
- MPAA Warning: Strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity
- Production Budget: $13 million
- Production Companies: Bold Films, Odd Lot Entertainment, Marc Platt Productions, Seed Productions
- Production Schedule: 25 September 2010 - December 2010
2011 Guide Analysis: "Danish helmer Nicolas Winding Refn is becoming a rising star thanks to acclaimed works like "Pusher," "Bronson" and "Valhalla Rising" showing a exciting new voice and talent even if the story details aren't always on the ball (most notably in 'Valhalla'). It's no surprise that Hollywood has come calling and, though he was offered numerous high profile projects, Refn chose to move forward on this high-energy thriller.
Various people have been attached to at one point or another, one previous incarnation had Neil Marshall ("The Descent") slated to direct Hugh Jackman. Here though Refn has settled on a mix of superb talent like Gosling, Mulligan and Perlman rather than marquee names. "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston's role is presently unspecified, though perennial nice guy Albert Brooks apparently has a juicy villain role this time. "Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks and rising actor Oscar Isaac ("Robin Hood," "Balibo") also have parts.
Hossein Amini ("The Four Feathers," "Jude," "Shanghai") penned the script, an adaptation of the James Sallis novel, and shooting kicked off earlier this Fall. With Refn involved, there's a lot of real potential here that will hopefully be explored, certainly it sounds ten times more exciting than the next entry in this guide."