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Eva Mendes to star in 'Place Beyond the Pines'

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Eva Mendes at The 5th Anniversary of Glamour Reel Moments presented by Hyundai

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Eva Mendes is officially due to star in The Place Beyond the Pines.

The Other Guys actress has signed a deal to play the love interest to Ryan Gosling's motorcycle rider forced to turn bank robber, according to Deadline.

Greta Gerwig is in negotiations to join the movie as well. The No Strings Attached star may play the wife of Bradley Cooper's politician.

The film will reunite Gosling with his Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance.

The Place Beyond the Pines tells the story of a motorcycle stunt rider who discovers that he is a father. The rider then turns to a life of crime in order to provide for his child.

Cianfrance described the film as an "epic movie" in an interview with The Playlist.

"Ryan's going to play Luke, a motorcycle stunt rider who finds out he has a baby and he tries to become a father," said Cianfrance. "It's kind of an epic movie. It takes place over a couple of generations and it's kind of a crime story, kind of a mystery. I've had people tell me they feel like it's The Deer Hunter meets The Godfather."

The Place Beyond the Pines is scheduled to begin production next month.

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