Ron Perlman is now attached to star opposite Ryan Gosling in Nicolas Winding Refn’s action drama Drive.
Affinity International president of worldwide distributin Brian O’Shea is here in TIFF discussing the project with buyers. WME is handling the North American deal.
Marc Platt will produce alongside Gigi Pritzker of OddLot Entertainment and Michel Litvak of Bold Films, marking the first time the two companies will co-produce and co-finance a project since they launched sales entity Affinity International in late 2009.
President of Marc Platt Productions Adam Siegel is also producing and David Lancaster, Gary Michael Walters, Bill Lischak and Linda McDonough will serve as executive producers.
Gosling will play a loner Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver and lands in hot water when he helps the ex-con boyfriend of his beautiful neighbour.
Hossein Amini wrote the screenplay based on the James Sallis crime novel of the same name.