Radius-TWC, the new boutique movie company of the Weinsteins, has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for Only God Forgives, the next collaboration between Ryan Gosling and his Drive director, Nicolas Winding Refn. In the film, which is currently in production in Bangkok, Gosling plays a former kickboxer and gangster whose brother is murdered by a ruthless Thai policeman. Kristin Scott Thomas and British actor Tom Burke costar.
“In Drive, we witnessed the birth of a genuine and utterly exhilarating cinematic partnership: Refn and Gosling,” said Radius co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, who’ve worked with Refn on four of his previous films when they were at Magnolia Pictures. “Their success stems from Refn’s unparalleled ability to create audacious antiheroes and the ease with which Gosling inhabits these characters and imbues them with an untouchable, steely cool. Combine that with an extraordinary villainess, the matriarch played by Kristin Scott Thomas, and Only God Forgives is sure to become a mesmerizing and provocative revenge classic.”