Hollywood memorabilia dealer Profiles in History is auctioning off a prop from the upcoming film The Place Beyond the Pines. In an effort to benefit Variety, The Children’s Charity of Southern California, Focus Features has offered up the Firstgear red leather motorcycle jacket that Ryan Gosling’s stuntman-turned-outlaw character wears in the film. Adding to the authenticity is the lack of the jacket’s lining, which was removed due to its use during the extensive motorcycle sequences seen in the film.
The film centers on Luke (Gosling), a high-wire stunt motorcyclist in a traveling carnival who resorts to thievery as a way of providing for his former lover (played by Gosling’s real-life girlfriend Eva Mendes). It also stars Bradley Cooper. Viewing the film’s trailer on YouTube, it looks like there’s plenty of two-wheeled action.
Visit Profiles in History to do your part in helping out children in need while also taking home a piece of movie history. The auction will begin on Friday, March 29, and run until Monday, April 8. The film will get its full nationwide release on Friday, April 12.
For more on The Place Beyond the Pines, click here. Bonus points if you can tell us the type of bike Ryan’s riding in the pic above.