First official look at Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond The Pines

Ryan Gosling looks set to do for red leather jackets and peroxide blond locks what he did for scorpion jackets and toothpicks in Drive , if this official image from The Place Beyond The Pines is anything to go by.

The film, from Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance, sees Gosling revving up as a motorcycle stunt-rider turned bank robber.

Gosling is joined by a hell of a cast, including Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne and Eva Mendes.

Here's the full image of Gosling, in all his garishly styled glory: