added: Sun, Jan 6th '13
Want to see Ryan Gosling put up his dukes like a Muay Thai boxer? Well, don't blink or you'll miss it -- in fact, if you do blink, you might miss the whole thing. Here's a very quick (leaked?) teaser clip from Gosling's forthcoming crime flick "Only God Forgives," which has the actor re-teaming with his "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn.
Set to debut later in the year, the movie marks the second collaboration between director and actor. And it appears, they have continued their hyper-stylized noir style. Only this time around, the duo is setting their new gritty crime tale in the underbelly of Thailand, which follows a boxing gym-running gangster (Gosling) as he ignites a war with a hard-nosed Bangkok detective when his brother is found dead. In a fantastic casting choice, Kristin Scott Thomas goes against type co-starring as Gosling's drug-smuggling mother. She's quickly seen in this 20-second clip, take a look above.
Julian (Ryan Gosling), an American fugitive from justice, runs a boxing club in Bangkok as a front for his drug business. His mother (Kristin Scott Thomas), the head of a vast criminal organization, arrives from the US to collect the body of her favorite son, Billy. Julian's brother has just been killed after having savagely murdered a young prostitute. Crazy with rage and thirsty for vengeance she demands the heads of the murderers from Julian. But first, Julian must confront Chang, a mysterious retired policeman -- and figurehead of a divine justice - who has resolved to scourge the corrupt underworld of brothels and fight clubs.
directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm
release date 2013