By Karen Posada
‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ is Derek Cianfrance next film; he’s mainly worked on documentaries but had success with his last full-length film ‘Blue Valentine’. Here he recruits Ryan Gosling once more and adds on the very beautiful Cuban actress Eva Mendes and another hunk Bradley Cooper. The film was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011 and created a buzz. The film will open in select theaters on March 29th 2013.
The purpose of the film is to explore the bond between fathers and sons. Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a motorcycle stunt performer that travels with a carnival. When they land in Schenectady in New York he rekindles his relationship with Romina (Eva Mendes) and finds out that she gave birth to a son of his named Jason. Luke decides to stick around and find a job to stay local, he works as a mechanic where he meets Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) who proposes to him to use his talent to rob banks. Soon a rookie cop, who also has a family life and a son named AJ, Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper) gets in their way. Cross also has to deal with the head of the police department, corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta). Their battle will continue onto the next generation where Jason (Dane DeHaan) and AJ (Emory Cohen) will deal with the consequences of their actions.
The main three faces of the film will sure draw a crowd and it’s great to see Mendes an already A-list actress starring in a movie with such big names. Another Cuban actress in the film is Olga Merediz, we are certainly going to keep an eye out for these ladies.
Check out the brand new poster and see ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ movie page for more pictures.