Drive is shaping up to be one of my most anticipated movies of the coming years, and most of that anticipation is based strictly on the casting. The actor line-up so far includes Ryan Gosling in the lead role, Carey Mulligan (An Education) as a potential love interest, Albert Brooks as the antagonist, and Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston in an unknown role.

And now, another AMC show-stopper has joined the cast: Christina Hendricks, best known as the radiant, full-bodied Joan on Mad Men.

Variety says the deal is already underway, proving that not only can Hendricks fill out a dress, but she can fill out a cast nicely as well. It isn’t said who Hendricks will play, though I think it’s safe to assume that—unless she’s being cast against type—she will exhibit a saucy attitude to go with her rocking hourglass figure.

The film is a crime pic, based on a book by James Sallis, that follows a Hollywood stunt driver (Gosling) who moonlights as a robbery getaway driver. Mulligan plays Gosling’s beautiful neighbor, who he must protect after a job aiding her ex-con boyfriend goes south.

Drive marks director Nicolas Winding Refn‘s first Hollywood studio effort following a successful career making indie films like the acclaimed Pusher trilogy and the curious, compelling biopic Bronson.

Hendricks can next be seen in: the romantic comedy Life As We Know It, the trailer for which can be found here; Leonie, starring Emily Mortimer; and Detachment, the latest film from American History X director Tony Kaye, starring Adrien Brody, James Caan and Lucy Liu.

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