Bradley Cooper to costar in cop-and-robber drama with Ryan Gosling

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After the critical success of Limitless (and the box office success of The Hangover Part II), Bradley Cooper is taking another serious turn in The Place Beyond the Pines. Variety reports Cooper has closed his deal to star as a rookie cop tailing a pro motorcycle rider (Ryan Gosling) who starts robbing banks to support his newborn son. The film will reunite Gosling with his Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance, who also cowrote the script. My thoughts:

• I’m all for Cooper showing range, and critics, including EW’s Owen Gleiberman, agreed that Limitless proved he was a movie star. But selfishly, I’m hoping that Cianfrance doesn’t “ugly him up” like he did Gosling for the part of Blue Valentine they didn’t show you in the trailer.

If Cooper and Gosling are transformed to look more “interesting,” I will hold out hope that that buddy-cop comedy Cooper and real-life pal Ryan Reynolds attached themselves to last summer is still in development.

• Fingers crossed The Place Beyond the Pines also involves a hostess/waitress who’s friendly with both the cop and criminal  — because that’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to a remake of the underrated Tequila Sunrise.

• Wait, pro motorcycle rider? So that’s how Gosling will escape from jobs?

• Can we think of a reason Cooper’s character will need to speak fluent French?

What do you think?

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  • crispy

    That is too much hotness for 1 movie.

    • Amy

      Agreed!

    • Jennifer

      Agreed also!

    • StewyFan

      It will be like porn.

    • Liz Lemon

      I know right!!

    • Robert

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  • Clarissa

    I could literally watch that video of him speaking French all day.

    • Ruby

      Agreed!

  • stu

    i would like to see them “go @ it together”. :p

  • Nic

    Bradley is delicious but that grown ass man is too old to play a “rookie cop”. Maybe a “rookie FBI agent”…like an older Johnny Utah in “Point Break”. Come on–I can’t be the only one who sees the parallel here! Maybe it will have a little element of “Heat” thrown in for good measure. There will HAVE to be that filmic moment when the obsessed law-enforcer has to shoot his criminal-target/kindred-brotherly-spirit but he…can not do it! As long as Ryan doesn’t wear an Evel Knievel or Fonzie mask while robbing banks, I’m in.

    • Ke

      It might have been a misprint. Maybe they meant to say rookie detective. His character could have spent the first years in uniform and riding patrol and then got detective.

      • Nic

        @Ke–I hope you’re right!

    • StewyFan

      It sounds like he is gonna be an investigator. Rookie cops don’t tail robbery suspects.

  • M

    “Critical success of Limitless”? Must have missed that one raving review cause everything I read said it was awful.

    • Ke

      It was a critical and box office success. And if you read Ew.com, then you read a good review.

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    • Nina

      I thought the same thing. I didn’t hear anything about Limitless after the week it was released; I assumed it had bombed in the box office.

      • therealeverton

        Most of the reviews were good, some were very good and the film made a very decent amount of money around the world ($143m on a $27m budget). More than that it was a really enjoyable film.

  • Stella

    After I saw Bradley Cooper speaking French this morning his hotness level went up about a million percent! Gosling and Cooper – I’m behind this movie 100%

    • Sexy sexy

      totally agree.

  • StewyFan

    This movie doesn’t even have to have audio. Just saying …

  • dulce

    Bring on the pretty!

  • therealeverton

    we’ve been fans of Cooper since Alias (we really wanted his character and Sydney to hook up!) And it’s cool to see him finally making it “big”.

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