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Having rocketed to fame in the romantic drama ‘An Education’, Carey Mulligan is about to star in the violent new thriller ‘Drive’. It was a role she couldn’t refuse.
‘Ah, Carey, you are much fatter than before.” So Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn greeted one of the world’s most coveted actresses on what was only their second meeting.
“I was all right,” says Carey Mulligan, the slender 26-year-old, Oscar-nominated star of An Education, laughing as she recalls the moment. “But I knew from that moment on that Nicolas was going to be brutally honest.”
Brutal is a word that sits easily with Refn. Violence throbs through all his films – from the Copenhagen-based Pusher crime trilogy with which he made his name, to his 2008 biopic of Charles Bronson – and it bubbles to the surface again in his most recent offering.
Drive is a fizzing, hyper-real adaptation of a 2005 pulp novel by American crime writer James Sallis. In it, Mulligan plays Irene, a vulnerable young mother. Her neighbour (Ryan Gosling) is the film’s enigmatic hero. Known simpler as Driver, he is a movie stunt-driver by day, a criminal getaway-driver by night, and a slightly screwy loner 24/7. The pair soon strike up a curiously understated friendship.
“They both have very lonely existences,” says Mulligan, “and they just find each other peaceful. There is something unreal about their relationship.”
As Carey has been busy filming The Great Gatsby and unable to promote Drive as much as we’d like (sigh!), I have been rummaging about in the gallery and have made a few little updates here and there. I have replaced the majority of the Drive and Shame stills with HQ versions (and added a few new stills), adding some stunning HQ pics from the Never Let Me Go press conference (one of my favourite looks of hers, ever!) and also added captures of herblink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo from Andrew Lee Pott’s short film Blood on Benefits, which we’ve guessed is from around 2006/2007 – enjoy!
A little fun post whilst we eagerly await any news and pictures about Ms. Mulligan – BBC America’s Anglophenia are running their ever-popular Anglo Fan Favorites Tournament, and Carey has made it through to Round 2! Now she is up against An Education co-star Emma Thompson, and needs your votes to make it through to the next round. Vote for her here or click the image below to be taken to the voting page.
“Shame,” the provocative and kinky film starring Michael Fassbender as a thirtysomething New York man obsessed with impersonal gratification, will be coming to U.S. theaters before the year’s end, having found a distributor Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival: Fox Searchlight.
“Shame,” which world premiered last week at the Venice Film Festival and also played at the small Telluride Film Festival in Colorado last weekend, is directed by Steve McQueen and also stars Carey Mulligan. It was seen as one of the hottest titles up for grabs in Toronto — albeit also one that poses serious marketing challenges.
“Steve McQueen’s courageous exploration of modern life’s extremes is breathtaking,” Fox Searchlight Co-presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula said in a statement announcing the deal. “He has crafted an extraordinary film that probes some of the deepest and darkest issues ever portrayed on screen with amazingly gifted performances by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.”
Fox Searchlight began talks with producers after seeing the film in Telluride and apparently won them over with their plans for how to market the film, which seems certain to get an NC-17 rating from the MPAA. That can pose a marketing challenge, as some theaters refuse to play such films and some publications frown on advertising for films with that rating.
“Their approach to marketing and distributing the film this year was incredibly detailed and impressive. We are excited to be working with them on a film that is sparking debate and a strong emotional reaction from audiences,” producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman said in a statement.
Searchlight, though, does have a track record in marketing difficult and unusual fare, including last year’s ballet-horror film “Black Swan,” which went on to five Oscar nominations and grossed more than $100 million in the U.S. alone.
Following on from it’s recent premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, some new still of Carey as Sissy from her upcoming film Shame have been released and added to the gallery! The firstfewreviews have been very positive, so I can’t wait for more news about this film!
Film Productions > Shame (2011) > Stills
Carey Mulligan will once again work with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn on ‘sex thriller’ I Walk With The Dead, according to The Hollywood Reporter (via The Playlist).
The movie apparently has financing in place, and will shoot after the prolific Danish auteur’s next, Only God Forgives, a Thai boxing flick with Ryan Gosling.
Winding Refn is also developing a remake of Logan’s Run with Gosling.
I Walk With The Dead is dubbed a ‘sex thriller,’ but little is known about it in terms of plot. In an interview with The Playlist from a couple of years back, Winding Refn said, “I’ve always wanted to make a movie with lots of sex.
“So I wrote this story called I Walk With the Dead and it takes place in Miami and it’s just going to have a lot of sex in it. I have two films that are getting made with French investors and one is Only God Forgives and one is I Walk With the Dead.”
As Mulligan is still best known for good-girl roles in An Education, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Never Let Me Go, this sounds like an opportunity for her to shed that image.
Mulligan is currently shooting Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, and she has also completed work on Steve McQueen’s Hunger follow-up, Shame.
Drive opens in the UK on 23 September 2011.
Read more: Carey Mulligan to star in new Nicolas Winding Refn project | TotalFilm.com
Thanks to Lindsey and Luciana, I’ve added a few new HQ stills of Carey from Drive to the gallery. She’s also been spotted out and about in Australia where The Great Gatsby has started shooting, so hopefully some more news about that will be released soon!
Film Productions > Drive (2011) > Stills
Film District have released a new international trailer for Drive! It’s almost identical to the previous one released, though there are a few new shots (mostly of Carey!) that haven’t been released yet. Check it out below:
Though the full list is yet to be unveiled, Vanity Fair have offered a sneak-peek at their 2011 International Best-Dressed List, which our girl Carey is on for the second year running! Despite her low-key appearances after the crazy awards season of 2010, it’s great to see that people are still hailing her gorgeous style. Here’s a quick rundown of the ladies Carey is amongst – I can’t wait for the full list!
INTERNATIONAL BEST-DRESSED LIST: WOMEN
CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY, singer-songwriter, actress, and First Lady of France
H.H. SHEIKHA MOZA BINT NASSER OF QATAR, wife of H.H. the Emir of Qatar and
UNESCO special envoy for basic and higher education
H.R.H. THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, wife of the future King of England
ANDREA DELLAL, mother of four CAREY MULLIGAN, actress
CHRISTINE LAGARDE, managing director, International Monetary Fund
TILDA SWINTON, filmmaker and actress
LIZZIE TISCH, entrepreneur
H.S.H. PRINCESS CHARLENE OF MONACO, former Olympic swimmer and wife of Albert
II, Prince of Monaco
JANE LAUDER WARSH, president of Origins and Ojon
Steve McQueen’s sex addiction drama Shame, has an official UK release date of January 13, 2012, according to an Empire Online exclusive report.
The highly anticipated film, starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale and Nicole Beharie, promises “a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.”
Skylight Carey Mulligan as Kyra Hollis Status: Running 6th June - 23rd August
A teacher in London is reunited with her ex, and the pair soon discovers they now disagree on everything from politics to sex.
Far From the Madding Crowd Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene Status: In post-production
A flirtatious young woman unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three men.
Rumoured / In Development
• Hold on to Me
• The Fury
• I Walk with the Dead
• My Fair Lady
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