The Place Beyond the Pines poster Starring Ryan Gosling Bradley Cooper Eva Mendes

Focus Features has unleashed this new poster for ‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ the new drama from director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine). Lead by Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, the film powerfully explores the consequences of motorcycle rider Luke’s (Gosling) fateful decision to commit a crime to support his child. The incident renders him targeted by policeman Avery (Cooper), and the two men become locked on a tense collision course which will have a devastating impact on both of their families in the years following.

Alongside Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, the cast of ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ also includes Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, Emory Cohen, Dane DeHaan, Gabe Fazio, Bruce Greenwood, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn and Harris Yulin. Written by Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius Marder, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ arrives in cinemas on March 29th in the US and April 13th in the UK. The official synopsis for the film can be read below.

A mysterious and mythical motorcycle racer, Luke, (Ryan Gosling) drives out of a traveling carnival globe of death and whizzes through the backstreets of Schenectady, New York, desperately trying to connect with a former lover, Romina, (Eva Mendes) who recently and secretly gave birth to the stunt rider’s son. In an attempt to provide for his new family, Luke quits the carnival life and commits a series of bank robberies aided by his superior riding ability. The stakes rise as Luke is put on a collision course with an ambitious police officer, Avery Cross, (Bradley Cooper) looking to quickly move up the ranks in a police department riddled with corruption. The sweeping drama unfolds over fifteen years as the sins of the past haunt the present days lives of two high school boys wrestling with the legacy they’ve inherited. The only refuge is found in the place beyond the pines.