"The Place Beyond the Pines," one of the hottest acquisition targets coming into the Toronto International Film Festival, has landed at Focus Features.
The company, which paid several million dollars for the right to distribute the movie, aims to release the film in 2013.
The movie stars Ryan Gosling as an outlaw bank robber and Bradley Cooper as an idealistic cop. The epic family tale, which played strongly at its world premiere Friday night, marks the return of director Derek Cianfrance after his 2010 critical darling “Blue Valentine.”
Earlier on Sunday Cianfrance told The Times he thought 2013 was a good window for the movie, giving Focus time to build awareness for what is a sprawling and unconventional family story. (More on Cianfrance and his unorthodox filmmaking methods shortly.)