Nicolas Winding Refn is showing up in the news more and more as Drive speeds toward (sorry) its release date. And to think — he was almost an underground guy this time last year. Most recently, he told a crowd attending a screening of the film about his intention to work with Carey Mulligan again on what he only called “a movie about women.” Well, a public speaking engagement revealed even more, and THR has learned the title.
Called I Walk with the Dead, he told ThePlaylist about it last year, saying that it’s “just going to have a lot of sex in it.” But other than the fact that it’s set in Miami, details are pretty scarce. We do know, however, that it’s already set to be produced and funded by Wild Bunch and Gaumont, the same companies behind his upcoming Only God Forgives.
What’s at the forefront of my mind here is Mulligan‘s participation. Remember that she’s played a more “pure” character in her career thus far, so how much will she be stepping out of her comfort zone? I’m only speculating here, but if she ends up being in scenes that are “just going to have a lot of sex in it” — which, come on, she pretty much has to be — it’s kind of a new step for her. This isn’t a bad thing — actors should always expand their horizons. I’m just wondering what the reaction from the general public will amount to.
In the meantime, Drive will open on September 16th. It’s supposed to be quite good.
Are you interested in Mulligan and Refn working together again? Are you curious as to how she’ll do a film of this nature?