Last month, we reported that Focus Features acquired The Place Beyond the Pines for distribution at the Toronto International Film Festival. Today, we have word that the studio has slated the drama for release on March 29, 2013. It will go up against Paramount's action sequel G.I. Joe Retaliation and Summit's The Host.

Ryan Gosling stars as Luke, a motorcycle racer who decides to commit a crime to help support his child. That decision puts him in the cross hairs of local lawman Avery (Bradley Cooper), as they become embattled rivals for years to come, which affects both of their families.

Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Ben Coccio and Darius Marder. We'll be sure to keep you posted as soon as the first trailer is released.