Hey girl…there’s a new image of Ryan Gosling in Nicolas Winding Refn‘s upcoming film Only God Forgives. The two worked together in the critically acclaimed, scorpion jacketed, swagtastic Drive and this movie promises to recreate that magic (hopefully). Since then the two have formed a no-homo bromance that has captivated the world.
Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:
Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian killed a cop and went on the run. Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. Respected in the criminal underworld, deep inside, he feels empty.
When Julian’s brother murders a prostitute the police call on retired cop Chang – the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughter’s murderer, then ‘restores order’ by chopping off the man’s right hand.
Julian’s mother Jenna – the head of a powerful criminal organization – arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and ‘raise hell’.
Increasingly obsessed with the Angel of Vengeance, Julian challenges him to a boxing match, hoping that by defeating him he might find spiritual release… but Chang triumphs. A furious Jenna plots revenge and the stage is set for a bloody journey through betrayal and vengeance towards a final confrontation and the possibility of redemption.
The movie sounds magical.
How is it possible that Gosling, after being beaten up and looking borderline zombified, can still look mildly attractive? Is it the suit?