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Gossling, Cooper and A Generational Crime Drama: ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’

With the best of lists starting to get published for 2012, it’s already time to start discussing what could be great in 2013.

Based on the strength of it’s cast and trailer alone, I nominate for you The Place Beyond The Pines.

A multi-generational crime drama overseen by the director of Blue Valentine and featuring an amazing cast including Ryan Gossling (Drive) and Bradley Cooper (The Silver Linings Playbook), this looks like a winner. Check out the trailer and the synopsis below.

The daring new movie from the director of Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines is a sweeping emotional drama powerfully exploring the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons.

Luke (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) is in constant motion, a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels from town to town with the carnival. Passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has in his absence given birth to their son Jason. Luke resolves to forsake life on the road and to provide for his newfound family, taking a job as car mechanic with Robin (Ben Mendelsohn). Robin soon discovers Luke’s special talents, and proposes to partner with him in a string of spectacular bank robberies. But it is only a matter of time before Luke will run up against the law — which comes in the form of Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper).

Avery is an ambitious rookie cop navigating a local police department ruled by the menacingly corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta). When Avery, just beginning to balance his profession and his family life with wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) and their infant son AJ, confronts Luke, the full consequences will reverberate into the next generation. It is then that the two sons, Jason (Dane DeHaan) and AJ (Emory Cohen), must face their fateful, shared legacy.

The Place Beyond The Pines is set for a March 29th, 2013 release.