Bradley Cooper donned a bright blue Helly Hansen windbreaker — and kept his backpack on — to attend a special screening of The Place Beyond the Pines in the upstate New York city of Schenectady. The city is of special importance to Bradley and director Derek Cianfrance, as it's where they spent much of last Summer making the project. It's also the hometown of Derek's wife, Shannon. Stars Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes weren't able to attend the event, though Bradley had the company of another leading man, Emory Cohen, at the city's Bow Tie Cinema.
Bradley traveled to Schenectady, which is about three hours north of NYC, following a vacation in France. Bradley was in Paris with Suki Waterhouse, his new girlfriend, for a few romantic, PDA-filled days. Nonetheless, Bradley was happy to be in Schenectady. He told a local news station last night, "I like the world up here."
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes were joined by their costar Bradley Cooper when they screened their new film, The Place Beyond the Pines, in NYC yesterday. Ryan wore a green velvet Gucci suit while his girlfriend, Eva, donned an orange Prada frock. Bradley made the trip to the Big Apple from Boston, where he is currently filming a still-untitled David O. Russell film alongside Amy Adams and his Silver Linings Playbook costar Jennifer Lawrence. He was spotted earlier this month wearing pink curlers on set, but at the premiere he showed no signs of a wavier 'do, instead opting to slick his long hair back off his face. Katie Holmes was also in attendance after returning to the Big Apple from a Spring break trip to Disney World with Suri.
Fans of Ryan Gosling may want to catch this film, which opens in theaters today, as the actor recently announced that he might be taking a break from acting. Don't forget to check out our review of The Place Beyond the Pines to see if Ryan's latest project is for you.
The Place Beyond the Pines may not be the best showcase of Ryan Gosling's good looks (that probably belongs to Crazy, Stupid, Love), but he's not looking half bad in these stills from the movie, which is now in theaters. Just forgive the face tattoos as he poses alongside costar Eva Mendes and their adorable onscreen baby. And if Gosling doesn't do it for ya, there's some Bradley Cooper in here too. You're welcome.
The Place Beyond the Pines finds Ryan Gosling reteaming with his Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance for a striking drama about fathers and sons. Gosling plays Handsome Luke (yes, he's even dubbed a heartthrob by the announcer at the carnival for which he does motorcycle stunts), a guy from the wrong side of the tracks who finds out he has a baby with an old fling, Romina (Eva Mendes). Luke's discovery and subsequent foray into robbing banks in a misguided attempt to provide for his family would be enough fodder for a whole movie, but The Place Beyond the Pines takes a sharp turn with the entrance of Avery (Bradley Cooper), a well-to-do cop who has a run-in with Luke while on call. Almost immediately, the film becomes Avery's story until the final third when it picks up 15 years later. It's an unorthodox format, but the risk pays off.
The way the film is laid out is one of its most unexpected and potentially polarizing elements, as viewers expecting to see Cooper and Gosling share a lot of screen time will be disappointed. Though technically it could be described as a crime thriller, it's really a story about a robber, then a story about a cop, then a story about their kids. Once you get past how jarring the format can be, The Place Beyond the Pines is pretty remarkable. To find out what else I think of the movie, just read more.
Not to play favorites, but if Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling are collaborating, I'm there. The trailer for The Place Beyond the Pines gave us a peek of Gosling as the blond motorcycle stunt driver who gets into some hot water attempting to provide for his family, but now we have an official poster. We'll have to wait until the movie opens in limited release on March 29 to see Gosling and Cooper square off in a game of cops and motorcycle stuntman robbers, but until then, you can see the full one-sheet after the jump.
In Drive, Ryan Gosling plays a stunt-car driver who abets criminal activity. In The Place Beyond the Pines, Gosling is a stunt motorcyclist who participates in criminal activity — only this time, he's the one robbing the banks. When his character, Luke, finds out that he has a son by an ex (Eva Mendes), he sets out to provide for the little one by any means necessary. Unfortunately for him, a local cop (Bradley Cooper) is set to take him down.
The Place Beyond the Pines earned excellent buzz at the Toronto Film Festival, and I can't wait to see Cooper and Gosling together on the big screen, especially since we haven't seen Gosling in a movie in over a year. As an added bonus, the film is a reunion for Gosling and his Blue Valentine director, Derek Cianfrance. The film hits theaters March 29, but get your first look when you read more
Bradley Cooper arrived on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival this evening to premiere The Place Beyond the Pines. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, in Dolce & Gabbana, followed behind, but were late to the screening after getting stuck in traffic. They had time to stop for photos on their way in though, and posed with Bradley and the rest of the cast. Jennifer Lawrence, who stars with Bradley in The Silver Linings Playbook, was also on hand to celebrate the big night. Ryan worked on the Derek Cianfrance-directed project last Summer in Upstate New York with his costars Eva and Bradley. This Summer, Ryan's been hard at work as well, taking care of reshoots for The Gangster Squad.
There's already been plenty of stars at TIFF, so make sure to check out what's already gone down while we bring you the latest on the scene at the film festival.