Nicolas Winding Refn Wrecks Ryan Gosling's Face For First ONLY GOD FORGIVES Poster

The first poster for Only God Forgives, Nicholas Winding Refn's follow-up to Drive features a quite battered (but still beautiful) Ryan Gosling.   Set in Asia but with the structure and tone of a western, you certainly wouldn't get that from this poster, which looks like a Criterion style DVD for a Gosling remake of Raging Bull.  Kidding aside, Refn's film which is in post production does revolve around the boxing world, on which this key art clearly places its emphasis.

Julian lives in exile in Bangkok where he runs a Thai boxing club as a front for the family's drugs smuggling operation. When Julian's brother Billy is killed their mother, Jenna, arrives in the city. She wants revenge and forces Julian to find the killer. Julian's contacts in the criminal underworld lead him directly to The Angel of Vengeance, a retired police officer who knows everything and who is both Judge and Punisher. Jenna demands that Julian kill The Angel of Vengeance, an act that will cost him dearly.
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  • Whoever, typeset that poster should be shot...

  • BtoFu

    I have no idea why it's making me think of I Come With the Rain off that blurb but I sure hope it's nothing like that I adore Drive so this is probably my most highly anticipated flick right now.

  • Yojimbo

    A Thai boxing gangster western set in Asia . Count me in . Would love if Ryan's face got messed up like that at the start and that he would go through most of the film looking beat up .

  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Nicholas Winding Refn's follow-up to Drive features a quite battered (but still beautiful) Ryan Gosling. "

    I always thought you had a thing for Michael Fassbender .....well....thanks for the pic, Mr Halfyard, looks good.

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