ICON Film Distribution

ICON Film Distribution

May 19, 2011 05:00 ET

ICON Film Announce 'Drive'

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) -

ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCE
SEPTEMBER 2011 RELEASE FOR
Starring Ryan Gosling & Carey Mulligan
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
DRIVE

DRIVE is the highly anticipated feature from director Nicolas Winding Refn (BRONSON, VALHALLA RISING) adapted from the cult James Sallis' novel of the same name by Academy Award® Nominee Hossein Amini (WINGS OF THE DOVE).

Filmed in and around Los Angeles, the crime drama stars Academy Award® Nominees Ryan Gosling (HALF NELSON, THE NOTEBOOK) and Carey Mulligan (AN EDUCATION, WALL STREET 2: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS) alongside Golden Globe® Winner Ron Perlman (SONS OF ANARCHY), Emmy® Nominee Christina Hendricks (MAD MEN), Oscar Isaac (BODY OF LIES, ROBIN HOOD) and Academy Award® Nominee Albert Brooks (TAXI DRIVER, BROADCAST NEWS).

DRIVE is the story of a Hollywood stunt driver by day (Ryan Gosling), a loner by nature, who moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA's most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, Irene (Carey Mulligan). When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best—Drive!

DRIVE will receive its world premiere in Cannes where the film has been selected for the main competition, competing for the prestigious Palme D'or.

DRIVE will open in cinemas across the UK September 2011

Certificate & running time TBC

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EPK materials available from http://panther.dmsukltd.com

Contact Information

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