Albert Brooks To Play Deadly Mobster Opposite Mulligan, Gosling and Cranston in DRIVE, From The Director Of BRONSON!!
I am – Hercules!!
Genius comedian/filmmaker Albert Brooks, whose big-screen métier has been trafficking in frustrated nebbishes, will play badass New York mobster Bernie Rose in “Drive,” based on the 2004 James Sallis novel about a Los Angeles getaway driver.
Impossible? Remember how great Bill Murray was as the mob boss in “Mad Dog and Glory”?
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (“Bronson”) from a screenplay by Hossein Amini (“Killshot”), “Drive” stars also Ryan Gosling (“Lars and the Real Girl”), Carey Mulligan (“An Education,” “Wall Street II”) and Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”).
Find all of the Deadline’s story on the matter, which also indicates Brooks has written a sci-fi novel due next year, here.
Follow Herc on Twitter!!
Follow Evil Herc on Twitter!!
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
+ Expand All
Aug. 26, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST
Aug. 26, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST
Aug. 26, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST
Aug. 26, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST
i sure do wonder what they were all driving for
Aug. 26, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST
Aug. 26, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST
by future help
Real Life (or) Reel Life is on one of my ALL time greatest Comedies List.
Aug. 26, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST
in the history of history: <p>Real Life <br>Modern Romance <br>Lost in America <br>Defending Your Life <p>A bird lives in a ROUND STICK!!
Aug. 26, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST
Okay Nicolas Winding Refn...time to shine. Killshot was an okay script though the parts with some weird "Toronto mafia" were horribly phoned in. <P> This has a lot of potential.
Aug. 26, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST
Aug. 26, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST
by Dr Lizardo
I can totally see this. The right comedian in the right evil role can work really, really well.
Aug. 26, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST
Was king of the nebbish actors David Paymer in the TV show Line of Fire. Damn he was great in that quickly canceled show.
Aug. 26, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST
Aug. 26, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST
yeah he was!
Aug. 26, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST
Yes, there are directors who employ "Kubrickian" touches, but if they're going to be great, they're going to make their own names and people will begin to look for the next one of them. <p>BRONSON was indeed very good, and it was somewhat reminiscent of Kubrick, but it felt like I was watching the work of a director with a mostly original, unique style. It's not fair to Refn to keep throwing the Kubrick comparisons at him. Let his movies stand on their own.
Aug. 26, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST
Larry David in Scorsese's "movie" on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Aug. 26, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST
Aug. 26, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST
just so well done. every joke hits, and the story is actually pretty moving, in a cute way. and the (very small) twist ending is actually really clever, and no one ever sees it coming.
Aug. 26, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST
Aug. 26, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST
by Josh Acid
Are two of my favorite movies of all time. I like Lost In America, and parts of Modern Romance but I kind of lump that one in with his more forgettable later movies like The Muse and Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World. Real Life is one of the most quoted movies between my brother and myself, and I'm man enough to admit that the ending of Defending Your Life makes me cry every time.
Aug. 26, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST
Aug. 26, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST
I love those movies. Especially the first one.
Aug. 26, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST
by Tar Heel
Other than voicework (Nemo, Simpsons movie) my last recollection of Albert Brooks was as the robbery victim in "Out of Sight." Wow, was that really 1998?
Aug. 26, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST
just keeping the topic going...
Aug. 26, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST
Aug. 26, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST
Hell he was nebbish in Breaking Bad during the first part of the show. <br> Well Cranston did play Lucifer on some mediocre show about fallen angels.
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST
Great source novel, great cast and a great director
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST
by THEE Miracleman
Rip Torn kicks ass.
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST
by frank cotton
but not that funny. lots of comedians have made great villians, so i guess it could work
Aug. 27, 2010, 2:58 a.m. CST
according to Garry Shandling, landed Torn his Larry Sanders job. <p> Another Legacy of Brooks!!
Aug. 27, 2010, 4:48 a.m. CST
"You Only Move Twice" one of my favourite Simpsons episodes, definitely the one I quote the most!
Aug. 27, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST
because of Uma's tits... Nebbish nipples...
Aug. 27, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST
...Actually, all I remember about that movie was Uma Thurman's jubblies... and that the movie sucked...
Aug. 27, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
High hopes for this one, although even the previous Neil Marshall/Hugh Jackman announcement a few years ago would've been fine.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST
Albert Brooks will knock this role out of the park. Don't know if the movie will be good, but I can pretty much guarantee that Albert Brooks will kill.
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST
love the film. Great cast, De Niro, Thurman, Murray and of course David Caruso, all on fine form.
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST
Bitter and Angry, with a tinge of humanity. No one does that better. i.e. Broadcast News. He used to kill every time he went on Carson. Brooks doing DeNiro/Travis Bickle, had Johnny on the floor.
Aug. 30, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST
The way it was shot, the music and editing were such an "homage" to clockwork that I really couldnt respect it aside from the leads performance. Just came off as a film students self-indulgent Kubrick fetish.
- 100 Lucky Ones will see AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 here in Austin on April 30th! -- 59 total posts 59 posts
- ‘I Have Something To Say To The People Of Meereen!!’ The Stormborn Returns For Tonight’s Third GAME OF THRONES Of 2014!! -- 106 total posts 29 posts
- Capone desperately wants to pull the plug on TRANSCENDENCE!!! -- 277 total posts 21 posts
- Capone feels slightly in limbo about HEAVEN IS FOR REAL!!! -- 512 total posts 15 posts
- Papa Vinyard Saw THE HATEFUL EIGHT Script Reading Last Night And Here's His Review! -- 35 total posts 12 posts
- This Week's Saturday Shorts: Parkour, Compliments, and Getting Pooped on! -- 14 total posts 8 posts
- So, what's Steven Spielberg's slate looking like these days? -- 219 total posts 5 posts
- ‘Why Don’t We Just Start Our Own Agency??’ Sunday Brings One Of The 13 Final MAD MENs!! -- 22 total posts 4 posts
- Harry rambles fondly about Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO a real red meat Jungle Cannibalism kinda movie! -- 333 total posts 4 posts
- AICN HORROR looks at PROXY! THE LASHMAN! 13 SINS! CAMP DREAD! ROULETTE! POSEIDON REX! CONFINE! DEATH DO US PART! PSYCHOPHONY: AN EXPERIMENT IN EVIL! MONSTERS TV Series! HOWLS! & WOLF CREEK 2! -- 11 total posts 3 posts