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By Jay A. Fernandez | August 22nd, 2010
“An Education” star Carey Mulligan is in negotiations to climb into the passenger seat of the action thriller “Drive,” which already has Ryan Gosling at the wheel. “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston is also negotiating to join the cast.
Nicolas Winding Refn (“Bronson”) is directing the adaptation of the James Sallis novel about a nameless
OddLot Entertainment, Bold Films and Marc Platt Prods. are producing the project, which starts shooting around
Producers include Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Michel Litvak, Adam Siegel and John Palermo.
The filmmakers held an open casting call last Saturday looking for Hispanic performers to play tough inner-city
“Drive” is the first project that Bold and OddLot are co-producing and co-financing, and their joint sales division, Affinity International, will be handling global sales.
The CAA-repped Mulligan, who earned an Oscar nomination for “Education,” next stars in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” which Fox will release Sept. 24, and “Never Let Me Go,” which will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival ahead of its theatrical release through Fox Searchlight on Sept. 15.
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