Ryan Gosling is arguably Hollywood’s most popular actor right now. Besides being immensely talented, he seems to have a wide artistic range. This summer has already seen him appear in a romantic comedy, Crazy, Stupid, Love, and he has the awards season ready, George Clooney directed drama The Ides of March coming later in the year. This latest entry looks like an action film. But it also has some indie credibility by screening at the Cannes Film Festival, where the director won the Best Director award for the film. Since then it has earned boatloads of praise and critical acclaim, with comparisons to Pulp Fiction and the works of Walter Hill and Michael Mann.
Drive tells the tale of a Hollywood stunt driver (played by Ryan Gosling), who moonlights as a criminal getaway driver. Things become complicated when he starts a new romantic relationship and a business deal goes bad and threatens his life.
Drive stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Issac, and Albert Brooks. It is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The film is rated R. It is scheduled for release on September 16, 2011.