Ryan Gosling has given up stunt driving cars and being a getaway driver, and now prefers daredevil riding bikes and robbing banks in this first trailer for THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES. The film focuses on Gosling as Luke (cool name) a burnout who decides to rob banks to support his son, meanwhile rookie cop (Bradley Cooper) is also looking to make his way in the world and do the right thing. This seems like a small town version of HEAT, with both characters clearly looking to collide. The film has received generally positive reviews after playing the festival circuit and it reunites Gosling with his BLUE VALENTINE director Derek Cianfrance.

The trailer packs a punch in terms of action and emotions, with some clearly stunning performances from both Gosling and Cooper. This could very well be next year’s DRIVE.

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES is released in the US 29th March 2013 and in the UK 12th April. It stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Rose Byrne, Dane Dehaan, and Bruce Greenwood.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. This is the first I’ve heard about this film. Anything with Gosling is in always exciting at the moment and similarities to Heat can never be a bad thing!