First Poster for Derek Cianfrance's Epic 'The Place Beyond the Pines'
From the director of Blue Valentine comes his latest spectacular film, The Place Beyond the Pines. This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year to quite a bit of praise and some mixed buzz, being called a sprawling Godfather-like generational epic (watch the trailer). IMDb recently put up this first official poster for the film, starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper, directed by Derek Cianfrance. While it's not the most original poster, I do like that they're trying to make it unique with the spacing and motorcycle at the bottom with the fade into the clouds, but the giant floating heads still seem a bit awkward.
Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies in order to support his newborn son. But when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper), their violent confrontation spirals into a tense generational feud. The Place Beyond the Pines traces the intersecting lives of fathers and sons, cops and robbers, heroes and villains. Derek Cianfrance (see our interview here) directs the film and also wrote the script with Ben Coccio and Darius Marder. The cast also includes Rose Byrne and Eva Mendes. Focus Features is releasing the film to limited theaters next year on March 29th, 2013.