We’re only three days into 2013 and things are already looking up in the Ryan Gosling department with this recently released trailer for The Place Beyond the Pines, (which sounds like a mashup of his roles in Blue Valentine and Drive… with stunt motorcycling swapped in).

Aside from one fleeting flash of brilliance on the red carpet, Ryan Gosling was largely absent from 2012’s menswear conversation—mostly because his two big projects got pushed. Gangster Squad will be out next week and Pines, though it premiered last year, doesn’t get released until March.

Throw in an as-of-yet untitled Terrence Malick film that’s currently in postproduction, and this could mean a big return to red-carpet form for The Notebooked One. (Let’s not forget the epic Gucci-fueled red carpet heater he was on for all of 2011. We almost had to have his Cannes pajama-shirt retired to the rafters of Kempt Man of the Hour Arena.)

Naturally, we’ve got the official trailer here for you…

—N.B.

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