It's called 'Only God Forgives' and it's a brutally violent revenge thriller set in Bangkok

A new trailer for Only God Forgives, Ryan Gosling‘s reunion with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, has been released via Empire. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

The film stars Gosling as an American criminal living in exile in Bangkok, where he runs a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs business. When his brother is killed for murdering a prostitute, his mother lands in town and orders her son to exact revenge.

Kristin Scott Thomas co-stars as the mother, an apparently monstrous character Refn (pictured right) has described as “Lady Macbeth crossed with Donatella Versace”.

The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May and received a mixed reaction from critics. It’s said to be incredibly violent and Gosling, brooding as ever, utters just 17 lines of dialogue during its 90-minute running time. Discussing Only God Forgives recently, the actor admitted: “This is the most extreme level I’ve ever been taken to.”

Only God Forgives opens in the US on July 19 before arriving in UK cinemas on August 2.