Ryan Gosling gave an excellent performance in Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine, and subsequently found himself cast in the director’s follow-up film, The Place Beyond the Pines. Gosling portrays a reckless stunt motorcyclist who, after discovering he has a son, turns to a life of crime in order to provide for the boy. Unfortunately, this decision puts him on a collision course with a hotshot rookie cop (Bradley Cooper) and sets the stage for disaster. Check out the first trailer below.
Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son. But when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper), their violent confrontation spirals into a tense generational feud. The Place Beyond the Pines is a rich dramatic thriller, tracing the intersecting lives of fathers and sons, cops and robbers, heroes and villains.
The Place Beyond the Pines is scheduled to open on March 29, 2013.