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Ray Liotta joins the force for A PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

Ray Liotta is set to once again play a police in A Place Beyond the Pines, starring opposite Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper as "a corrupt police officer." Gosling plays "a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son, but when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer (Cooper) their confrontation spirals into a generational feud."

Derek Cianfrance is set to direct from a script he co-wrote with Ben Coccio. Pines is being produced by Sidney Kimmel, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky and Jamie Patricof. Howell, Orlovsky and Patricof also produced Blue Valentine. SKE President Jim Tauber and SKE Production president Matt Berenson are serving as executive producers. Filming is slated to being this summer on the project.

Liotta just wrapped Cogan's Trade starring Brad Pitt. Liotta has played a cop ten times in such films, as Unlawful Entry, Cop Land, Narc, Smokin' Aces, Observe and Report, Hannibal, John Q, Hero Wanted, The River Sorrow and most recently, Date Night. This sounds like a perfect role for him. I have always been a fan of his work. What are your thoughts on this news?

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