Kristin Scott Thomas, you naughty Girl you! The Weinstein Co. unveiled Clips from a few of their upcoming Marquee releases at Cannes on Friday and shocking just about everybody is Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Follow-up to 2010’s excellent Drive.
The Thriller, Only God Forgives, competes in-competition at the Festival this year and shot entirely in Bangkok, the Film centers around Julian (Ryan Gosling), a Drug Smuggler whose life is complicated further by her Mother’s (Thomas) mission to find who killed his older Brother, Billy (Tom Burke).
“You know what he does for a living right? Heroine, Cocaine… that’s where the money comes. That’s how he can afford to pay you to f*** him”, she says to the Girl her Son brings home to her, Mai (Rhatha Phongam), in quite possibly her most shocking role to date. Believe me, it takes a lot to shock me and this is pretty darn shocking and might I add, completely NSFW. I can just imagine the room of international Journalists gasping at the Subtitles!
Watch the Clip below:
Some pretty exciting announcements were made earlier today for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, set to begin May 15, 2013 for a full eleven full days. In addition to Baz Luhmann‘s The Great Batsby 3-D opening the Festival, Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling, who teamed-up on 2010’s excellent Drive will be back with Only God Forgives, which is in the race for the prestigious Palme d’Or; Kristin Scott Thomas also stars in the Film about a Gangster in Bangkok.
Several other notable Directors also will be well-represented at the Festival this year, hoping to impress Jury President Steven Spielberg:
Alexander Payne (Sideways) who competes with Nebraska, about a Father and estranged Son on a road trip to claim their Sweepstakes Prize; Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach and Will Forte star.
Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven) competes with HBO‘s Behind the Candelabra, which gets a Television release in North America; Michael Douglas and Matt Damon star in this Liberace Biopic.
The Coen Brothers (No Country for Old Men) competes with Inside Llewyn Davis, set in New York City’s Folk Scene during the ’60s; Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund and John Goodman star.
Roman Polanski (Rosemary’s Baby) competes with Venus in Fur about an Actress who tries convincing a Director she is fit for a role; stars Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner. Polanski has a Documentary also out-of-competition in Weekend of a Champion.
James Gray (Two Lovers) competes with The Immigrant, about an innocent Woman tricked into a life of Burlesque, until a Magician saves her; stars Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix.
Several other notable Films also will compete out-of-competition, including:
Stephen Frears’ (The Queen) Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight starring Danny Glover, Frank Langella and Christopher Plummer.
Sophia Coppola‘s (Lost in Translation) The Bling Ring, which we’re eagerly awaiting, starring Emma Watson and Taissa Farmiga.
Ron Howard‘s (A Beautiful Mind) Rush, a Biopic about Formula 1 Driver Niki Lauda; stars Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde and Natalie Dormer.
The Festival also is a Pre-Cursor to some of the great Films we see at the Toronto International Film Festival and surely Toronto’s Film and Celebrity Watchers must be excited at the possibility of some of these being here this September!
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