This writer here adored last year’s Blue Valentine and felt Ryan Gosling deserved a place on that Best Actor nomination list, so today’s news from Variety, that director Derek Cianfrance and Gosling are teaming back up for a new project sure is exciting!
The Place Beyond the Pines is a “multi-generational crime drama”, and will also star Bradley Cooper as a rookie police officer whose confrontation with Gosling’s character, a first-time Dad who turns to bank robbery to support his son, turns into a life long feud.
Both Gosling and Cooper‘s names are currently popular in Hollywood and are often bandied about during casting speculation. Since his star turn in 2008′s The Hangover, Cooper has seen several box office duds – including All About Steve – and early word about the sequel to The Hangover does not sound good. Next up for Gosling however is Crazy, Stupid, Love, the trailer for which was brilliant, and The Ides of March with the ever reliable George Clooney.
Cianfrance will be directing from a script he co-wrote with Ben Coccio, and the film is being sold at this years Cannes Film Festival.