On September 6, buckle up with KCET Cinema Series and see Drive. The film, based on James Sallis's novel of the same name, stars Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. Here's the scoop on the film from Wikipedia:
Drive is a 2011 American action drama film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn that is adapted from James Sallis's 2005 novel of the same name. After an unsuccessful attempt to create a film adaption made by Universal Studios, this project was greenlit in early 2010. When Ryan Gosling, who plays the unnamed principal character, signed on, he was allowed to choose the director. A fan of his work, the actor chose Refn. Before filming began towards the end of 2010, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, and Christina Hendricks joined the cast.
Like the book, the movie is about a Hollywood stunt performer (played by Gosling) who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong. Prior to its September 2011 release, it has been shown at a number of film festivals. At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Drive was lauded with praise and even received a standing ovation. Reviews from critics have been positive, with many drawing comparisons to work from previous eras. The director himself has said influences came from Bullitt (1968) and that Drive was a dedication to Alejandro Jodorowsky.
A Hollywood stunt performer (Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
* Ryan Gosling as Driver
* Carey Mulligan as Irene
* Ron Perlman as Nino
* Bryan Cranston as Shannon
* Oscar Isaac as Standard Guzman
* Albert Brooks as Bernie Rose
* Kaden Leos as Benicio
* Christina Hendricks as Blanche
[more from Wikipedia]
More Drive resources:
- Ryan Gosling discusses his role and the opportunity to work with his dream director
- Interview with Carey Mulligan
- Variety stated Drive "delivers fresh guilty-pleasure thrills..."
Drive opens September 16,2011. Are you planning on seeing it?