“The Place Beyond the Pines” will have it’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and will also hit the buyers market. According to an article of Los Angeles Times the movie is the top movie to see for buyers.
‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ with Ryan Gosling, will screen to ‘salivating’ buyers at Toronto International Film Festival. Also for sale: ‘Imogene,’ more.
Though dozens of movies will be seeking distribution when the Toronto International Film Festival opens Thursday, there’s one that tops nearly every major buyer’s must-see list: “The Place Beyond the Pines.”
The movie stars Ryan Gosling as a motorcyclist who begins robbing banks to provide for his family, and Bradley Cooper as a hotshot cop on the biker’s tail. It was written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, who collaborated with Gosling on the 2010 critical darling “Blue Valentine.”
” ‘Place Beyond the Pines’ is the movie that has many of us salivating,” said Lia Buman, head of acquisitions for FilmDistrict, echoing the sentiment of several other acquisitions executives. “There are a lot of other films that think they have the goods. But most buyers believe ['Pines'] really has the goods.”
“Pines” producers are playing down expectations for its Toronto world premiere. Buzz is a tricky thing for an available film-festival title; you can be choked by too much just as easily as by too little.
But the pedigree of the dark drama — combined with the fact that even high-powered buyers have not been shown the film before the festival — has stoked anticipation for the movie’s Friday evening debut. (The prospect of Gosling as a morally conflicted criminal with superior driving skills has also inevitably drawn comparisons to last year’s “Drive.”)