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Watch: New TV Spot For 'Drive'; Bryan Cranston Turned Down 'X-Men: First Class' To Do The Film

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 12, 2011 at 4:45AM

New U.K. Quad Poster TooUpdate: A new U.S. poster for "Drive" has arrived, check it out below via IMPA.
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New U.K. Quad Poster Too



Update: A new U.S. poster for "Drive" has arrived, check it out below via IMPA.

So here's a little round of up of "Drive" bits and bobs for you. You already know the general outlay: it's directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, it stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Oscar Issac and it's about a stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver-for-hire and gets mixed up with dangerous dudes. Also, by most accounts, it fucking rules.

So with the release now just about a month away, here's a new TV spot with some very brief glimpses of new stuff, a pretty badass U.K. quad poster and this intriguing bit of info. Bryan Cranston, who seems to have a shoehorn up his ass for fantastic projects, isn't just benefitting from being a great actor paired up with a savvy agent. Nope, the actor has a fine nose for quality himself which is probably what happens after spending seven seasons on "Malcolm In The Middle." During a recent interview with press, Cranston revealed that he had been intially offered Sebastian Shawn in "X-Men: First Class" at the same time as "Drive" and after reading both scripts, he chose the auteur driven genre flick over the big budget tentpole.

“They offered it to Kevin [Bacon] and they offered me a different role in it,” Cranston said. “At the same time I read 'Drive' and I went, ‘Oh, this is what I’d rather do,’ and I turned down 'X-Men' for the role in Drive because I just liked the character better, much better.” Smart play, Cranston, smart play. "Drive" hits TIFF and then open on September 16th. If you need any more convincing to see the film, watch the below. [CinemaBlend/RecentMoviePosters]


This article is related to: Films, Actors, Drive, Bryan Cranston