Looks like actress Carey Mulligan (An Education) is going to join Ryan Gosling (The Notebook) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) in Universal Picture's new action-thriller Drive. The movie is being directed by Nicolas Winding Refn who also developed the films Valhalla Rising and Bronson.
Drive is based on the James Sallis novel about a Hollywood stunt driver (Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway car driver in heists. In the book, the stuntman's already-exciting existence gets jolted when he discovers that a contract has been put out on his life. Hossein Amini (Killshot) wrote the screenplay.
Mulligan will play an ex-con's girlfriend who is taken along for the ride. The project starts shooting around Los Angeles next month.