"The Place Beyond The Pines" puts Ryan Gosling in familiar territory for anyone who remembers "Drive." In the new film, he plays a stunt driver who turns to crime to protect the girl he loves and her son. (The twist from "Drive": The child is his.) Like "Drive," things go awry. That leaves Gosling on the run from a cop (played by Bradley Cooper).
Directed by Derek Cianfrance ("Blue Valentine"), "The Place Beyond the Pines" debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September. Focus Features picked it up and will release "Pines" on March 29, 2013. Watch the first trailer above.
"'The Place Beyond The Pines' is a cinematic accomplishment of extraordinary grace and insight," wrote Kevin Jagernauth on the Indiewire blog The Playlist after the film's premiere.
Not everyone was a fan: "Except for the bank-robbing and road-chase sequences I didn't believe a single moment in this film," Hollywod Elsewhere blogger Jeffrey Wells wrote in one of the film's few pans. "I couldn't buy any of it. Okay, I bought some of it."
"The Place Beyond the Pines" also stars Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta and Rose Byrne. Watch "The Place Beyond The Pines" trailer above.