While there's no word if director Derek Cianfrance next movie will feature even half as much making out as his debut film "Blue Valentine," it does show promise with its above average quantity of beautiful people. Because we know how much beautiful people love to make beautiful kissies.
"The Place Beyond the Pines" has already signed up chiseled leading men Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in the respective lead roles of stunt-driver-turned-bank-robber and cop-turned-politician who doesn't like stunt-driver-turned-bank-robbers -- and now it has set of equally stunning female co-stars.
Eva Mendes and Greta Gerwig will also star in "Pines," according to Deadline, as the wives of the dueling badasses.
Whether they'll muster up their own little catfight is anyone's guess (but everyone's hope).
Recently Mendes has been stepping up her game in the range department, breaking out of the arm candy mold in movies like "Training Day" for beefed parts in "The Bad Lieutenant," "The Other Guys" and "Last Night." Gerwig is an indie starlett on the rise, recently appearing with Russell Brand in "Arthur" and preparing to shoot the low-budget rom-com "Lola Versus" this summer. Both ladies carry their own dramatic weaponry and should easily hold their own against the two gentlemen of "Pines."
The movie starts shooting next month, so while an end of the year awards kick would ideal, we may not see "The Place Beyond the Pines" until 2012. With a cast like this, it should be worth the wait.