Ben Mendelsohn heads to 'Place Beyond the Pines'
By Adnan Tezer Jun 21, 2011, 19:15 GMT
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Ben Mendelsohn has joined the cast of the crime thriller "The Place Beyond the Pines," opposite Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.
According to Variety, Gosling's "Blue Valentine" writer-director Derek Cianfrance is directing from a script he co-wrote with Ben Coccio.
Sidney Kimmel, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky and Jamie Patricof are producing.
Howell, Orlovsky and Patricof also produced "Blue Valentine."
The cast also includes Eva Mendes and Greta Gerwig.
The film centers on a professional motorcycle rider (Gosling) who has to turn to crime to support his infant son and ends up crossing paths with a rookie cop (Cooper).
Production is expected to begin July 25 in Schenectady, N.Y.
Mendelsohn is riding high off his performance in last year's "Animal Kingdom." He'll be seen in the upcoming thrillers "Trespass" and "Killer Elite."