We reported a couple of weeks ago that Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling were circling writer/director Shane Black's new project "The Nice Guys". Now comes word that the two leads have signed on to star in the picture.
Black co-wrote the script with Anthony Bagarozzi, which takes place in the 1970s and revolves around a tough enforced and a private eye teaming up to investigate a murder conspiracy surrounding a fading porn star's suicide. The cool thing about this depiction of film noir is that this is a much grungier and trying time in L.A. history than other films of the genre, which have exposed the sexier side.
Warner Bros. has reportedly picked up the rights to the film, which could prove to have a serious draw at the box office due to the incredible talent intact on all ends. They certainly need another go at the film noir era, after their disappointing "Gangster Squad", which Gosling starred in.
Crowe is also no stranger to the stylized era, having starred in the fantastic "L.A. Confidential". Both actors will get to embrace the intricate world of organized crime again and acting alongside each other, should prove to be a great time at the movies.
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