Gosling's film booed: Ryan Gosling's latest film, 'Only God Forgives' was booed during a screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Was that why Gosling was not at Cannes?
The 32-year-old Canadian actor was unable to attend the premiere Wednesday of director Nicolas Winding Refn's film "Only God Forgives." Gosling stars in the Bangkok noir about a boxing club owner pressured by his mother to his avenge his brother's murder.
According to AFP, "Boos rang out at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday ... "Only God Forgives" left many in the auditorium wincing or unable to watch, although some lines sparked unintended laughter."
At a press conference Wednesday, Cannes director Thierry Fremaux read a letter from Gosling apologizing for his absence. The actor is currently in Detroit shooting his directorial debut, "How to Catch a Monster."
"Can't believe I'm not In Cannes," Gosling wrote. "I was hoping to come but I'm on week three shooting my film in Detroit. Miss you all. Nicolas, my friend, we really are the same persons in different dimensions. I'm sending you good vibrations."