Bradley Cooper will star alongside Ryan Gosling in 'The Place Beyond the Pines'

'The Hangover' and 'Limitless' star Bradley Cooper will play a police officer in Derek Cianfrance's drama 'The Place Beyond the Pines.'

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Bradley Cooper takes photos with fans at the premier of 'Hangover 2' in Berlin on May 25. Cooper is set to join Ryan Gosling in the drama 'The Place Beyond the Pines.'

Bradley Cooper is set to star in Derek Cianfrance's drama 'The Place Beyond the Pines', it has been confirmed. The film, which Cianfrance has co-written with Ben Coccio and will direct, centres upon a motorcycle stunt rider, who will be played by Ryan Gosling, and how his life changes when he learns that he has a baby, and how he changes his ways of crime and vice in an attempt to become a father.

It is understood that 'The Hangover' and 'Limitless' star Cooper will play a police officer, who becomes involved with Gosling's chancer whilst he tries to break free of his dishonest nature.

Cooper's most recently released film, 'The Hangover Part Two' is currently storming box offices, and has already broken Part 1's record of fastest selling R-rated film over a five-day release on American screens (despite being widely panned by critics). The actor seems set to build on the momentum of this film, and is reportedly soon to confirm his role as Lucifer in Alex Proyas' adaptation of John Milton's poem 'Paradise Lost'. Rumours suggest Cooper will also star in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's reinvention of 'The Crow'.

Cianfrance's film 'Blue Valentine', a slow-burning and affecting study of a relationship, from love-sick to painful break-up, won a large amount of critical acclaim, and starred Gosling as Dean, who shared the screen with Michelle Williams. As well as The Place Beyond the Pines, the writer and director is also currently working on 'Cagefighter', a documentary focusing on a number of martial artists set for release later this year. Another project of his, 'Metalhead', tells 'the story of a heavy metal drummer who blows his eardrums out and must learn to adapt to a life of silence', and is currently in the process of post-production.

Source: Total Film

Rob Fred Parker blogs at Film Shaft.


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