Bradley Cooper is set to star in multi-generational crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines, starring opposite Ryan Gosling.

Bradley Cooper had been offered a role as a rookie police officer in The Place Beyond the Pines.

Blue Valentine writer-director Derek Cianfrance will direct from a script he co-wrote with Ben Coccio.

Ryan Gosling will play a pro motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son when he crosses paths with a cop.

Principal photography will start July 25 in Schenectady, N.Y.