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What Is Gaspar Noe Up To On The Set Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'? Venice Premiere In The Works?

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by Kevin Jagernauth
March 27, 2012 2:18 PM
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"Only God Forgives," the latest from the bromantic duo of Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling, is currently rolling in front of cameras, and while tabloids remain obsessed with how it's affecting the actor's relationship with Eva Mendes (rest easy folks, she's babysitting his dog, so they are still together) an eagle eyed reader (thanks Lena!) has given us a heads up to a rather interesting development.

While the snaps of a bloodied Gosling have been passed around already from the film, it seems a much more interesting detail has been overlooked: provocative helmer Gaspar Noe seems to be involved in some capacity on the movie. Of course, this isn't the first time the paths of Noe, Refn or Gosling have linked up. Throughout the promo rounds for "Drive," Refn talked about how he rang up the French director to ask him for tips on how to shoot the head bashing elevator scene for the film: "I actually called up Gaspar Noé and asked him how he did the head smashing, because he's the king of head smashing. And he told me how he did it, and I met with him in France also, where he went through how they did it and I tried to emulate it. But it's not as good as his. But I had a kiss. He didn't have that," he said at Empire Big Screen.

As for Gosling, it was late last year that reports surfaced that he was chatting with Noe about possibly starring in the Bret Easton Ellis penned "The Golden Suicides." That film tells the story of artists Jeremy Blake and Theresa Duncan, who killed themselves in 2007, allegedly after harassment from Scientologists. Either way, it seems Noe has wrangled his way into the Bro-Pack, making for one helluva threeway. As for his exact job here, we're not sure -- consulting, second unit, just hanging out? Guess we'll see.

Actually, it looks like we may not be waiting too long to see what's in store from "Only God Forgives." Early this morning Refn tweeted:"So sorry for disappearing but we're pushing hard toward our goal: be ready for last week of August. More news soon." That's right about when the Venice Film Festival kicks off...and we think putting one and one together, it could be a very strong prospect for the Lido.

Exciting times ahead, and we can't wait to see more. [pics from JustJared]

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  • Tom | March 27, 2012 4:59 PMReply

    R-Gos! fap*fap*fap

  • Kendra | March 27, 2012 3:41 PMReply

    All I got from this article is that Baby Goose has seriously downgraded if he's still with that Mendes chick. How do you go from America's sweetheart to some cracked out buck-tooth lookin' D-list actress? UGHHHHHHHH. (Sincere apologies if I insulted any cracked out buck-tooth lookin' Playlist staff members or readers... I love you all).

  • Kendra | March 29, 2012 9:16 PM

    @Brett- Are you serious? McAdams has worked with the likes of Malick, Woody Allen, and now De Palma. She was in (and very visible) a huge blockbuster- Sherlock Holmes. She was a co-lead in "The Notebook" which essentially catapolted her into stardom and then of course "The Vow" which secured her spot as a bankable leading lady. Throw in "Mean Girls", "Red Eye", "State of Play", and "The Family Stone" and her BAFTA nomination for Rising Star- and that my friend equals a pretty solid movie star not to mention her A-list status which was secured by the one-two punch that was "Midnight in Paris" (might not have been the lead but she was arguably the co-lead if we're going to give any of the actors credit and she was a pivotal part of the marketing campaign... she was at Cannes and all the other screenings of the film) and "The Vow." What has Mendes done? Besides play the EXACT same role over and over again (quite dreadfully might I add) and each time overshadowed by her co-star. When she's tried to do her own thing... we get "Girl in Progress." Mendes is not a leading lady... she's as supporting as they get and even in that, she hasn't had much success. There are no comparisons between the two except for the fact that they both were able to hold hands with Baby Goose.

  • Brett | March 29, 2012 2:25 PM

    Wait, you're calling Mendez D-list and not McAdams? C'mon now.

  • Kendra | March 27, 2012 6:20 PM

    Yes, I'm referring to McAdams and you're right she's Canadian. @Ryan- Heck yes, I'm jealous! DUH. But that doesn't take away from the fact that he's seriously downgraded. I'd be jealous if he was still with McAdams.

  • Lou | March 27, 2012 4:42 PM

    If you're referring to Rachel McAdams, I'm pretty sure she's *Canada's Sweetheart.

  • Ryan | March 27, 2012 4:33 PM

    Sounds like somebody's jealous...

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