Ron Perlman joins Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan in Drive

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Nicolas Winding Refn is assembling quite a cast for his upcoming action thriller DRIVE.  He already has Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaacs and Bryan Cranston, but today he adds the always entertaining Ron Perlman to the film as well.  Given Ron Perlman’s unfortunate but consistent type-casting, I’m guessing Perlman will either play the hero’s wise, old father or one of the top bad guys.  I like the guy, but with a face like that, there aren’t a whole lot of characters he can play.

The film is about a Hollywood stunt driver (Gosling) that gets wrapped up in some shady business after he agrees to help out his beautiful neighbor (Mulligan).  Things get really exciting for him when he learns there’s a contract out on his life, forcing him to “drive” for his life.  Of course, I’m hoping they don’t use that line in the trailer because that would just be cheesy.

Ron Perlman

Source: Screen Daily

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