Carey Mulligan Joining Gosling in Drive

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Carey Mulligan (An Education) is in negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Bryan Cranston in Universal’s action-thriller Drive, reports Risky Business.

To be directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Valhalla Rising, Bronson), the film 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.

Mulligan will play an ex-con’s girlfriend who is taken along for the ride.

The project starts shooting around Los Angeles next month. Hossein Amini (Killshot) wrote the adapted screenplay.