Brand new images have popped up online from the new Nicolas Winding Refn movie Only God Forgives. This film re-teams Refn with his Drive leading man Ryan Gosling, but it looks a whole lot more like Refn’s older film, the brilliant Bronson starring Tom Hardy.
From the looks of earlier photos, Refn and Gosling continue to play with the “pretty boy” expectations that some people have of Gosling, but these new photos really offer little outside of the mood of the film’s look. We also get a good look at the movie’s bad guy, The Angel of Vengeance, played by Vithaya Pansringarm. He is either pulling out a sword or is using one of those fancy back scratchers.
The other image is of Kristen Scott Thomas, the woman who orders Gosling’s character to take revenge and “raise hell.”
Julian (Gosling) 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 (Kristen Scott Thomas), 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.