Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives

This. And four more shots of Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives, after the cut, via Collider. For his followup, Nicolas Winding Refn is considering a brutal thriller featuring another stoic story of vengeance based on the 1992 UK graphic novel Button Man: Killing Game. It’s about an assassin tagged to kill-or-be-killed in an underground hunt devised by a group of millionaires who place bets on professional hit-man to see who’ll be the last man standing. One of the shooters wants out. That’s a violation of the First Rule of Sniper Club.

Synopsis of Only God Forgives. Somewhat spoilerish.

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.

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12 Comments

  1. Amanda
    June 1, 2012

    I wonder if Gosling would still do a movie like Lars and the Real girl now? He seems to only want to do tough guy movies.

  2. June 1, 2012

    ^
    Lars and the Real Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Make it happen.

  3. Amanda
    June 1, 2012

    Im not sure what would be better “Bianca” in GWTDT or “Lisbeth” in Lars in the Real girl.

    Anyways in the pics it looks like Gosling got into another fight with Bobby Ontario.

  4. June 1, 2012

    I still would.

  5. June 1, 2012

    I still would too. Not the first time I’d be satisfied while the other guy has a mad face.

  6. Tye-Grr
    June 1, 2012

    I most definitely still would.

  7. cyrus
    June 1, 2012

    Kristin Scott Thomas as the mother is going to be fantastic ! Cant wait !!

  8. Mattoc
    June 1, 2012

    “Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation…”

    So he spends most of his time on a truck with a loudspeaker?

  9. Joao Mattos
    June 1, 2012

    I don’t need to see this movie. I know is a f… masterpiece. Gosling is the young Brando of these days. I saw again yesterday “Slaughter Rule”. Even 10 years ago he was amazingly gifted.

  10. steve50
    June 1, 2012

    At last! A little of the old ultraviolence with class. Hope this Winding Refn/Gosling bromance goes on for a few more films. And we get KSThomas, to boot!

  11. Jerry
    June 1, 2012

    I liked Drive but don’t want another movie with the stoic non expression on Gosling’s face. It gets old after a while.

  12. appleeatingdog
    June 2, 2012

    I totally wanna see Lars and Lisbeth hook up. Both on screen and IRL.

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