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Place Beyond The Pines: Rose Byrne Joins Hot Cast of Gosling, Cooper, Mendes, Mendelsohn, Liotta

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood June 27, 2011 at 8:00AM

Has Christmas come early? Blue Valentine writer-director Derek Cianfrance's cast for The Place Beyond the Pines just keeps getting better.
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Has Christmas come early? Blue Valentine writer-director Derek Cianfrance's cast for The Place Beyond the Pines just keeps getting better.

Beyond Ryan Gosling's return (as a motorcycle driver/bank robber), the cast includes Bradley Cooper (cop turned politician), Eva Mendes (Gosling's baby-mama/love interest), Greta Gerwig Rose Byrne (Cooper's wife), Ben Mendelsohn (mechanic/criminal role-model for Gosling) and now Ray Liotta (a corrupt police officer). Cianfrance's co-writer, Ben Coccio, has described the tone of the film as similar to The Deer Hunter and The Godfather. Cianfrance says: "It’s kind of a crime movie and it takes place over a couple of generations, and it’s definitely very epic in scope. I’m super pumped about doing it"...

Here are more details on the cast and synopsis for this father-son-epic-crime-movie, and ThePlaylist's rundown. Lensing starts in July. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment is financing with Sierra/Affinity handling the foreign sales. CAA/WME are co-representing.

For those not familliar with Mendelsohn, check out our interviews with the Australian actor's Animal Kingdom director, David Michod, and co-star, Jacki Weaver, who both sing his praises.

[Images courtesy Wire, Getty Images]

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.