Things weren’t looking pretty for Ryan Gosling in our initial batch of behind-the-scenes stills for Only God Forgives, but now it’s only gotten worse for our star. In his re-team with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, below one can see a new look at a battered Gosling, with seemingly only one eye intact. The image below, sent in by a reader, is presumably out of the American Film Market and after word that M83 was part of a clip shown, we’ve also got confirmed the exact song was Sister (Part 2), which we’ve embedded after the image.
We also recently got word that the film is set to be finished by December for a 2013 release, but a concrete date still has yet to be confirmed for the Bangkok-set thriller also starring Kristen Scott Thomas. However, the cinematographer of the project, Larry Smith, is keeping busy as he sets up his directorial debut. Although he didn’t work on Drive (shot by Newton Thomas Sigel), he has also collaborated with Refn on Bronson and Fear X, as well as Stanley Kubrick‘s Eyes Wide Shut. According to Deadline, Smith will shoot a film titled Trafficker, which chronicles the Vietnamese drug trade in Australia. Refn, along with his producer Lene Børglum, will be backing the project scripted by Singapore’s Ken Kwek. While we await casting and plot details, a location scout is underway and one can check out some of his work in a video reel below.
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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