I heard it was pretty damn good, and I really want to see it.
Gosling is a solid actor as well, he’s got a bright future.[/quote]
Heard that he was considering retiring from acting. Would be a shame though.[/quote]
Gosling said in an interview that he would retire when he starts a family, so I don’t think he has any immediate plans to drop out of the industry…
He hand-picked Nicholas Winding Refn to direct Drive and they are teaming up again on a remake of Logan’s Run.
I really like Gosling. He, Ben Foster and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are probably the three best actors under 30 working in movies today…[/quote]
Yep. After watching it I became acutely obsessed (as I often do) and read up about the movie, how Gosling picked that guy Refn, also apparently originally the movie was gonna be a Hugh Jackman star vehicle… thank fuck that did not happen.
They guy who wrote the screenplay said the book the film derived from was ‘strange, short and gloomy, like a poem’ which about sums it up I think.
Oh and they also were casting pornstars originally for the (under-used/‘exposed’) Christina Hendricks role. [/quote]
Yeah, I read about Jackman eyeing the role about two, maybe even three years ago. Most likely it would have been a typical Hollywood-by-numbers action movie…I mentioned in another thread that Winding-Refn consulted Gaspar Noe on how to depict the violence.
I didn’t know about the pornstar thing…they probably ditched that idea because they couldn’t find a pornstar with the necessary acting chops - If they could act well enough to do mainstream movies they wouldn’t be in skin flicks.