Actor Ryan Gosling will reunite with his Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance for a new drama entitled The Place Beyond the Pines.

Sidney Kimmell Entertainment is on board to produce and finance this drama, which centers on a motorcycle racer who moonlights as a bank robber to try and support his newborn son. Bradley Cooper has been offered the role of a rookie cop who crosses paths with the motorcycle rider, which sparks a feud.

Derek Cianfrance will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Ben Coccio. Sidney Kimmel, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky, and Jamie Patricof will produce the drama.

Principal photography is slated to begin sometime this summer.