Are Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake Brothers?
Childhood 'bros' grow up to be two of the biggest reasons to go to the movies this weekend.
Sort of! Well, they did live together and share a mum for a little while. Ryan is Canadian and, as a minor, was unable to stay in the US on his own while he filmed The Mickey Mouse Club, so Justin's mum became Ryan's legal guardian while the future A-listers were still just Mouseketeers. Adorable overload.
Justin appeared on Ellen this week to reminisce about some of the behind-the-scenes shenanigans he and his fellow Mouseketeer would get up to, like speeding around MGM studios on stolen golf carts. Justin tells Ellen just how gangster they were "I was like, 'What you want to do, thug?' And he [Ryan] was like, 'I don't know, cuz,' because definitely that's how we talked."
You can see the grown-up versions of each former Mouseketeer stealing cars and running from the law in their brand new films. Drive and In Time hit screens today and promise plenty of action and eye candy for the weekend.
In Drive, Gosling stars as a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver and has a contract put on him after a heist gone wrong. The film was released in the US last month and sparked a bonfire of online hype, with Tumblrs, Twitters and Facebooks going nuts over the film's soundtrack, costumes (the silver bomber jacket!) and, of course, Mr Perfect (Gosling) himself. The film won Nicolas Refn a Best Director nod at Cannes this year and is already generating Oscar buzz. Rounded out by a near-flawless cast including Carey Mulligan, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston and Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, Drive is definitely looking like one of our favourites for 2011.
In Time stars JT as a man accused of murder and on the run with a hostage (Amanda Seyfried wearing an awesome brown bob). As the ageing gene no longer exists, (no need for the AgingBooth), everyone simply stops ageing at 25. Conveniently imprinted on your arm, however, is a digital clock counting down how long you have to live. Time is currency the poor die young, while the rich can afford to buy time and live forever sort of sounds like Timecop (1994) meets Death Becomes Her (1992) meets any vampire story ever. Best not to think about the specifics, however, and focus on the rest of the cast of babes including Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser, and models Alex Pettyfer and Sasha Pivovarova.
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