Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Tak3n Trailer Smashes Online
It ends here
Netflix To Simultaneously Release Crouching Tiger 2
Streaming service makes big deal
David Fincher Will Direct The First Season Of HBO's Utopia
He'll be busy next year...
New Look At Oscar Isaac In A Most Violent Year
J. C. Chandor's Once Upon A Time In America
Teaser Trailer For Inherent Vice
Paul Thomas Anderson does Thomas Pynchon
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Matt Bomer Joins The Nice Guys
Only the Magic Mike star is playing a not-so-nice fella
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Seduced And Abandoned (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Only God Forgives (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Only God Forgives (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Gangster Squad (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Only God Forgives Poster
It's a recipe for battered Gosling

19 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Don’t panic. Ryan Gosling has not been at the centre of some awful bar scrap. Nor is this the result of his getting too close to a flailing Sean Penn in Gangster Squad. No, the man responsible for this violence is Nicholas Winding Refn, or at least his make-up team, on Only God Forgives. Check out the pic below.

It’s in keeping with the film’s plot, which finds Gosling as a boxing gym-owning crime lord who seeks vengeance for his brother’s murder. But tracking down those responsible is one thing; actually getting his revenge takes a lot more doing.

Filming in Thailand, Gosling learned Muy Thai boxing for the role, and clearly needed to do a little more work on it if he was going to take down all comers. All right, so the script called for him to get badly beaten up and this is all movie magic.

It’s certainly an interesting – and, let’s face it, very Refn-style – approach to marketing a film: take the most handsome man of Hollywood’s current crop and present him as a mangled mess. Still, given that it represents a reunion of the Drive team, we’re anticipating this one with all due excitement.

Only God Forgives arrives on US screens on May 23. There’s no word on a UK date just yet.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Ready For Insidious Chapter 2?
James Wan and the cast are back
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

Good photo ruined by an awful, awful title design.
Awful placement, awful font choice and bizarre spacing. Bleeeurgh. More

Posted by loafroaster at 13:17 on 23 November 2012 | Report This Post

OMG!
I am so excited about this! It looks Epic! If its anywhere near as good as Drive that would awesome! More

Posted by guysalisbury at 15:37 on 22 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Reminiscent
Seriously my most anticipated film of next year. CAN NOT WAIT! More

Posted by Coyleone at 00:26 on 22 November 2012 | Report This Post

Reminiscent
of this famous picture http://cdn1.ringtv.craveonline.com/images/st ories/2012/November/Basilio-Dundee_635.jpg More

Posted by ogbg at 14:01 on 20 November 2012 | Report This Post

Love it!
Great poster. Wouldn't mind that on my wall. More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:07 on 20 November 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: A Woman Will Direct Star Wars
No longer a men’s club, Hollywood is going to start opening its doors...

The Empire Podcast #130: Interviews With Rosamund Pike, Lee Child And Antoine Fuqua
The Gone Girl star, Jack Reacher author and The Equalizer director pop in for a chat

The Future Of Film: Movie Posters Will Talk To You (And Buy Your Tickets)
Movie posters will be bigger, better... and talk to you?

The 50 Greatest Voice Performances In Movies
Who has the most talented tonsils in town?

25 Movie Songs Bigger Than The Movie
The film tunes that transcend their origins...

Denzel Washington: A Viewer’s Guide
The highs and lows of The Equalizer star’s career to date

The Making Of The Lost Pilot: An Oral History
The cast and crew look back at the epic season opener…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)