The story centers on Julian, a career criminal who runs a drug smuggling operation out of a Bangkok boxing gym. Despite being well respected by his criminal peers, Julian feels a void deep inside him. After he meets a retired cop dubbed The Angel of Death, the criminal realizes he must confront his mother.
Kristin Scott Thomas is also attached to star in Only God Forgives. There were also early reports that Luke Evans is attached to star, but it isn't clear if he is still involved. It is possible that Ryan Gosling may be replacing Luke Evans, although that has not been confirmed yet.