Winning Nicholas Refn best director at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Drive, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, has received various critical acclaim since its premiere.
Ryan Gosling has, for me, always been an exciting actor to watch, his performances in Half Nelson and Blue Valentine especially were both affecting and deeply engaging, despite the flawed nature of the protagonists. His more action-centred role here interests me, known for his interest in the emotional cerebral, I look forward to the quality he will bring here.
Gosling’s appearance alone then would have been enough to pique my interest in Drive, fortunately, Drive looks set to be genuinely thrilling. With a great cast, Drive’s release generates real anticipation.