Back in June we got our first look at the first promo photos from Ryan Gosling’s new film Only God Forgives and today, all these months later, we get our first look at the film’s first promo poster. As you can see below, it’s a very simple poster … but it’s a pretty intense image. As you may know, Gosling plays a MMA fighter in the film and as you can see below, he takes quite a beating over the course of the film. Check out the poster below and see Ryan’s beautiful face beat to Hell :(
We might need a new “Hey Girl” for the bruised-and-beaten Ryan Gosling we’ve seen in images from Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Only God Forgives. Gosling stars as a man who’s been living in exile in Bangkok for the past ten years after killing a cop. He manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation and finds himself in hot water after his brother is killed for murdering a prostitute. The boys’ mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body and instructs Gosling to take revenge and “raise hell.” Apparently, Mama’s no too concerned about her boy’s good looks. In addition to showing off this image, The Film Stage reports that … the movie is on track for a 2013 release.
Ugh. Even tho I know that this battered Ryan is the result of amazing movie make-up, it’s still tough to look at. I’ve been anxious to see this film ever since we first learned that it was in production but, OY, it’s going to be tough to watch Ryan get beat down. This poster totally gives me the sads … don’t you just want to give him a big hug?