This fall’s Drive had it’s US premiere this past weekend at the LA Film Festival. The film teams up director Nicholas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising) with star Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine, Half Nelson) for the first time and it looks like they will continue as a team for at least two more projects.
Already announced, the duo will next be working on a remake of Logan’s Run and now they have plans to make a third film together.
Speaking w/ the LA Times, Refn stated, “We’re doing a comedy, and Albert Brooks promised he’d write the screenplay. Well, that’s not exactly true, but print it and we’ll make it true.” Gosling then clarified, “We’re definitely going to do a comedy and we’re trying desperately to get Brooks to write it.”
When asked about what genre of comedy the two are interested in, Refn stated, “It’s a romantic comedy set in New York, which seems like a great place to start.”
Albert Brooks has a supporting role in Drive, playing against type as an LA criminal and there is already talk of an Oscar nomination for the veteran comedian.
Drive follows a mechanic/stuntman/getaway driver who finds out a contract has been put out on his life after a robbery gone awry. The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Pearlman, Oscar Isaac, and Christina Hendricks.
Drive opens on September 16, 2011.
Gosling can next be seen in this summer’s Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Check out this scene from Drive: