Is GTA 6 Based on This Ryan Gosling-Eva Mendes Movie From a Decade Ago?

Published 11/15/2023, 5:17 AM EST

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The secret behind the story of GTA 6 is something even the biggest leak in gaming history hasn’t been able to unearth. Hence, fans are curious to learn about how the plot will progress. Thanks to the rumors, it’s been known that Lucia and Jason will be the main characters, but there’s nothing more available on their involvement. Interestingly, there’s a new theory doing the rounds on the internet; it may end up providing some answers.

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There was an independent film released over a decade ago, featuring Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes. In 2023, it has surfaced once again, thanks to GTA 6 and the possibilities surrounding its storyline. But how is this Hollywood movie connected to Rockstar’s upcoming open-world installment?

What’s the GTA 6 theory connected to Ryan Gosling’s The Place Beyond the Pines?

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Let’s look at the movie itself. The Place Beyond the Pines is an American crime-thriller released in 2012. Alongside Ryan Gosling, it also featured Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper.

The film’s main story revolves around a stunt rider Luke (played by Gosling) who turns towards a life of thieving. He decides to choose this path to live a happy life with his lover (played by Mendes) and his child. However, he ends up gaining attention from a police officer (played by Cooper). The film then shows the conflicts between Luke and the officer and how they deal with situations involving their families.

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Now, there’s been a recent theory doing the rounds on social media about GTA 6 introducing a child for the first time in Rockstar’s open-world series. The rumored female protagonist Lucia is said to be the child’s mother. Moreover, Jason is expected to be the father. In short, all three of them are rumored to be the focus as far as the core plot is concerned.

Going by the story of The Place Beyond the Pines, many insiders believe the movie could be an inspiration for GTA 6. Especially considering the similarities between the movie and the game.

The latest theory claims that Lucia and Jason are, in fact, based on the characters played by Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes. But it might be a long shot as there’s no actual proof available at the moment. Seems like the anticipated trailer for the next Grand Theft Auto will probably present a clear picture.

GTA 6 trailer release date

Rockstar’s co-founder and president Sam Houser has already confirmed that the trailer is coming soon. It will arrive early in December 2023. Unfortunately, though, a specific date hasn’t been mentioned just yet. It looks like the makers are trying to keep the mystery going until the clip is out.

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For the uninitiated, the trailer will be revealed to mark the 25th anniversary of Rockstar Games.

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Coming back to The Place Beyond the Pines theory in relation to GTA 6, one should take it with a grain of salt. Nothing can be assumed unless there’s an official word revealed by the devs, as the theory is just that: a theory. What are your thoughts? Is it likely that the new game takes inspiration, or could it be way off? Tell us your theories in the comments.

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