Only in the movies! Twenty four year old actor Dane DeHaan – who is admittedly pretty youthful looking – has been set for one of the last major roles in “Blue Valentine” director Derek Cianfrance’s next film, “The Place Beyond the Pines”: as the son of Ryan Gosling, who is only seven years his senior in real life. Variety broke the news today.
DeHaan joins Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Greta Gerwig and Ray Liotta in the “multi-generational crime drama” that sees Gosling as a first time father who turns to robbing banks in order to support his new family and Cooper as the rookie cop whose quest to capture him turns the men into lifelong arch nemeses. DeHaan, as Gosling and Mendes’ son, will presumably appear in later parts of the film (once Gosling and Mendes have been aged upwards thanks to the miracle of stage makeup) to get caught up in a drug deal gone wrong with Cooper’s son.
DeHaan, currently recurring on HBO’s “True Blood”, recently wrapped up filming John Hillcoat’s “The Wettest County in the World” opposite Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf and is one of three young leads of upcoming sci-fi actioner “Chronicle.”
Filming on “The Place Beyond the Pines” is slated to begin later this month in New York.