Ryan Gosling landed a role in the Muay Thai movie, Only God Forgives as an Englishman named Julien, who lives in Bangkok.
And while he's already spent about three months in Thailand training with professionals for his flick, he has the whole martial arts thing down pat.
The movie is being produced by Nicolas Winding-Refn, and considering that the actor has worked with him before in the film, Drive, he's ecstatic about his new role.
Since training with top notch fighters, Gosling has become a great brawler, but he revealed that it would be "cheesy if [he] just started kicking everyone's ass," he added:
"It would just seem ridiculous: these guys who were training me how to fight, then suddenly in the scene I’m going to beat them in the fight, and they’d say cut, and then I’d get direction from them on how to beat them up [again]? It just seemed like bullshit… In the script, he’s kind of invincible, but in the movie, I don’t think I land one punch on anyone, it’s just having my ass handed to me the whole time… and it’s more realistic."
In Only God Forgives, Ryan runs a boxing club, which is actually his family's drug smuggling operation… so knowing how to fight was a MUST.
And now that the actor can throw down, we can't wait to see him get physical in his grueling role.
Gosling's new picture is set to be released this year.
Will U be watching?!?
Ch-ch-check out the clip (below) to see the star talking about his role!!