Sidney Kimmel growing ‘Pines’

Ryan Gosling, Derek Cianfrance reteam on crime drama

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has come on to finance and produce multi-generational crime drama “The Place Beyond the Pines.”

Project’s been in development since last year, with “Blue Valentine” writer-director Derek Cianfrance directing from a script he co-wrote with Ben Coccio. Ryan Gosling is attached to star, and producers have offered Bradley Cooper a starring role.

Gosling will portray a pro motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son, when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer — the role Cooper is being lined up to play — their confrontation spirals into a generational feud.

Project is being sold at Cannes with Sierra?/?Affinity handling foreign sales. CAA and WME Global packaged and will handle domestic sales.

Principal photography will start this summer.

Sidney Kimmel, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky and Jamie Patricof will produce. Howell, Orlovsky and Patricof also produced “Blue Valentine,” in which Gosling starred.SKE prexy Jim Tauber and SKE Production president Matt Berenson will exec produce.

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