SMASH's Cohen In PLACE BEYOND THE PINES StillsSMASH's Emory Cohen is featured in a new series of official photos released from the highly anticipated new decades-spanning drama THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, starring Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne and Ray Liotta.

Evidently, Cohen seems to have grown up quite a bit since his Season One role as Julia Houston (Debra Messing)'s trouble-making son Leo on the NBC musical drama series, at least if this still photo is any indication of his new athletic, adult look.

In the film, Cohen plays the featured role of AJ.

Later this year, Cohen will also be showcased in another theatre-related venture with his major role in the film FOUR, based on the play by Christopher Shinn, directed by Joshua Sanchez.

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES was written by Dennis Cianfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius Marder and directed by Dennis Cianfrance. It is scheduled to premiere in limited release March 20.

The plot for the film is officially described as such: "A mysterious and mythical motorcycle racer, Luke, (Ryan Gosling) drives out of a traveling carnival globe of death and whizzes through the backstreets of Schenectady, New York, desperately trying to connect with a former lover, Romina, (Eva Mendes) who recently and secretly gave birth to the stunt rider's son. In an attempt to provide for his new family, Luke quits the carnival life and commits a series of bank robberies aided by his superior riding ability. The stakes rise as Luke is put on a collision course with an ambitious police officer, Avery Cross, (Bradley Cooper) looking to quickly move up the ranks in a police department riddled with corruption. The sweeping drama unfolds over fifteen years as the sins of the past haunt the present days lives of two high school boys wrestling with the legacy they've inherited. The only refuge is found in the place beyond the pines."

See the entire new photo series here.

Check out this new THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES photo below, featuring Cohen alongside Dane DeHaan, followed by the film's trailer, below.



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