Nicolas Winding Refn’s upcoming action movie “Drive” already sounds pretty badass. Ryan Gosling is a nameless stunt driver who moonlights as a wheelman for bank robberies who gets into trouble with an ex-con with a beautiful girlfriend. That’s a promising concept. Add to that, the cast is shaping up nicely. In addition to Gosling, they’ve lined up Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston, and, most recently, Christina Hendricks.
Well the hits keep on coming. Screen Daily reports that Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman has joined the cast. This sounds like the kind of movie that he was made for. In addition to being one of the coolest looking human beings alive, Perlman is a great character actor who shines in gritty, tough guy roles. The article doesn’t specify what his role will be, but given the nature of “Drive”, I’m sure Refn will put him to good use.
Shooting is scheduled to begin this month in Los Angeles.