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FilmDistrict Stay In The Nicolas Winding Refn/Ryan Gosling Business, Acquire 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 30, 2011 1:43 AM
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You may not immediately recognize the name Graham King, but he's quietly established himself as one of the most successful producers out there, executive-producing the likes of "Traffic" and "Ali" as the head of financiers Initial Entertainment Group, before making his full-blown producing debut on "The Aviator." He re-teamed with Scorsese to win an Oscar for "The Departed," and has also produced films like "Blood Diamond," "The Town" and "Rango," the latter two through his new company, GK Films.

Bromance Of The Century Continues: Ryan Gosling Joins Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 11:53 AM
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Update: Variety reports film will start production in November for a second half 2012 release. Ryan Gosling is replacing Luke Evans who had scheduling conflicts with Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" in which he plays Bard The Bowman.

Nicolas Winding Refn Wants To Cast Christina Hendricks As His 'Wonder Woman'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 20, 2011 1:20 AM
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Plus News From Director On The Red Carpet About 'Only God Forgives' and 'Logan's Run'Warner Bros. has been hoping that the void left by the imminent end of the "Harry Potter" franchise would be filled by the stable of DC Comics characters they own: "The Dark Knight" is already a billion-dollar hit, and any number of similar characters are in various stages of development, including a new take on Superman, "Man Of Steel." But things didn't get off to a good start this weekend, with the filmmaking-by-committee of "Green Lantern" severely underperforming, and looking unlikely to make its money back theatrically.

Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives' Adds Vithaya Pansringarm And Pop-Star Yaya Ying

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 11, 2011 12:58 PM
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Project Goes In Front Of Cameras This DecemberActor Vithaya Pansringarm and popstar Yaya Ying have joined the cast of Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives" presumably playing local characters in the Danish helmer's Thai-set crime-thriller which will now shoot in December.

Luke Evans & Kristin Scott Thomas Join Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2011 2:34 AM
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Just a little bit of a history lesson before we begin: Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn had originally planned to shoot "Only God Forgives" before a little project called "Drive" with Ryan Gosling fell into his lap. And while he went off to shoot the upcoming Cannes-competing flick, "Only God Forgives" stayed on his radar, and last summer he said that not only did he still plan to make it, he would starting lensing once he was finished up with "Drive." More recently, composer Cliff Martinez -- who has scored "Drive" -- told us in an extensive interview that while he's tentatively talked to Refn about "Logan's Run," the director was planning another film in between. And it looks like Refn is sticking to that schedule and is beginning to round up a cast.

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