When it comes to likable and charismatic actors on-screen, it doesn’t get much better than Ryan Gosling. Although his rise to fame came mostly in part to his performance in The Notebook, he has more than proven himself as an actor with his performances in Blue Valentine and Drive. His next film, A Place Beyond the Pines, looks like it will prove to be another one of his more challenging roles.
Here are three new character posters for the film, in which Gosling stars alongside Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta:
The Place Beyond the Pines is the new movie from the director of Blue Valentine. Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a motorcycle performer. While passing through Schenectady, NY, he learns that a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), has given birth to their son Jason. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family. His employer Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) proposes to partner in a string of bank robberies – which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper). Avery, who has to navigate a police department ruled by corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta), is also struggling to balance life with his wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) and their infant son AJ. The consequences of Avery’s confrontation with Luke reverberate into the next generation, when the two sons, Jason (Dane DeHaan) and AJ (Emory Cohen), must face their fateful, shared legacy.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen, Ben Mendelsohn
Director: Derek Cianfrance