In his new film, The Place Beyond the Pines, Ryan Gosling plays the perfect combo of bad boy with heart, that will make you fall in love with him all over again.
It’s the movie where he met his real-life girlfriend Eva Mendes, but aside from that, The Place Beyond the Pines, according to Ryan Gosling, will pull on your heartstrings in many ways.
In the movie, Gosling plays Luke, a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer in a carnival, who 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).
In this video interview, Gosling dishes on his troubled character, and how his real-life idea of pulling off the perfect bank robbery connected him to the movie and his Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance.
The Place Beyond the Pines opens April 12 and stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen, Ben Mendelsohn.