One of the biggest surprises coming out of the weekend in Toronto has to be Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines.”
Before TIFF, what we all knew about “Pines” was scarce at best. There was an image of a bleach blond Ryan Gosling, a supporting cast that included Bradley Cooper, and Eva Mendes, and a logline that sounded a hell of a lot like “Drive.” (“A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.”)
Critics came out of weekend screenings of “Pines” surprised above all. Their opinions, on the other hand, varied wildly from passionate praise to strong dislike, but the film started some serious bidding among studios, eventually landing with Focus, who will release it sometime next year.
Now two clips from the film have shown up online, and you can check them out after the jump!
(via Red Carpet Diary)
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