Enjoying critical and audience acclaim after last week’s screening at The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES is a crime drama centered on a motorcycle stunt driver on the run from a cop-turned-politician after he robs a bank to support his family. Co-written (with BEN COCCIO and DARIUS MARDER) and directed by DEREK CIANFRANCE, the cast includes RYAN GOSLING, BRADLEY COOPER, ROSE BYRNE, EVA MENDES, RAY LIOTTA, BRUCE GREENWOOD and HARRIS YULIN.
A reunion for GOSLING and CIANFRANCE (who teamed up for BLUE VALENTINE in 2010), THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES apparently stemmed from an idea they both had independently. During our interview last weekend, GOSLING talked about how great minds occasionally think alike. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES hasn’t yet been slated for U.S. release