Mulligan in Talks to Join Gosling in ‘Drive’; Cranston Also Negotiating

ALTCarey Mulligan is in talks to join the Universal action thriller Drive, which already has Ryan Gosling in the frame. 

Bryan Cranston is also negotiating to join the cast, the Risky Business blog reportedNicolas Winding Refn is directing the adaptation of the James Sallis novel.

The story, per BIZ, is about a nameless Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a freelance getaway driver during robberies. When a bank heist goes wrong, he ends up on the run with a contract on his head and an ex-con’s girlfriend in his car.

OddLot Entertainment, Bold Films and Marc Platt Prods. are producing. Shooting is to begin next month around Los Angeles.

Producers include Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Michel Litvak and Adam Siegel. David Lancaster, Gary Michael Walters, Bill Lischak and Linda McDonough will serve as executive producers, said BIZ.