The Place Beyond the Pines, starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper is a hot commodity at TIFF 2012. Gosling talks about the movie and about robbing real-life bank tellers.
It’s a movie that’s causing a lot of buzz at TIFF 2012. It’s not just because of its stellar cast including Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne and Bruce Greenwood, but also more about business. Who will buy this film at TIFF 2012.
The Toronto International Film Festival is the festival of all festivals where many films are pegged for Oscar nods but more importantly, it’s an important festival for making deals.
Gosling’s The Place Beyond The Pines is currently a hot commodity in the film biz and will probably likely get a release date for 2013 since it currently doesn’t have a film distributor. But that won’t be the case for long.
“Place Beyond the Pines is the movie that has many of us salivating,” said Lia Buman, head of acquisitions for FilmDistrict, told the LA Times. “There are a lot of other films that think they have the goods. But most buyers believe [‘Pines’] really has the goods.”
In the movie, directed by Derek Cianfrance, Gosling plays Luke, a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son. “He rides in the Globe of Death and then finds out that he has a child that he fathered a year ago passing through the same town,” Gosling told New York Magazine. “And so he decides to stay in that town and, because of a lot of bad decisions he made in his life, he has no way of supporting them, so he turns to robbing banks.”
And when it comes to driving fast vehicles, Gosling knows best. “A lot of the way that Derek is filming the bank robberies is all in one shot.” Gosling said. “So, basically, I ride up to the bank, I run in, I rob the real people that work there, and then I leave. I get on my bike and ride away. And that’s one take.”
Another neat notable is that the people Gosling robs in the bank are the actual real tellers. “They are aware that we’re filming,” Gosling said. “And I have to rob them about twenty times before they stop being excited to be in a movie [laughs]. The first twenty takes are just basically people smiling with their hands up.”
With Gosling in front of you, how could you not smile?
The Place Beyond The Pines premieres at TIFF 2012 on September 7.