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Shane Black's The Nice Guys has Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe circling

06.12.2014

It’s been a few years since I last heard about Shane Black’s THE NICE GUYS; his L.A.-set crime film is now in the early casting with eyes on Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe to star. With the success of last year's IRON MAN 3, Black I imagine can move on to any project he desires; so let it be a 1970s noir movie produced by Joel Silver!

The Wrap reported on these details saying Silver's company Silver Pictures is preparing to "[shop] the project to studios and independent financiers" as it moves forward. It’s the same script that Black and Anthony Bagarozzi wrote some time ago, below is a synopsis from the Austin Film Festival page announcing a live stage read of the script in 2011:

In smoggy 1970s Los Angeles, Jackson Healy (muscle-for-hire, recovering alcoholic) and Holland March (private eye, practicing alcoholic) are brought together by the suicide of a fading porn star. Problem is, the dead girl’s aunt is convinced she saw her niece alive and well, AFTER the highly publicized incident. March needs money, takes the case-and within days, it’s blossomed into a far-reaching murder conspiracy, bizarrely rooted in smog and the U.S. auto industry.

I would love nothing more than for this movie to move forward with Gosling and Crowe headlining. I may be biased because I really believe that Shane Black delivers all the time; he wrote LETHAL WEAPON, the highly underrated LAST ACTION HERO, and KISS KISS BANG BANG which he wrote and directed. This movie sounds great and combines elements that Black has certainly played with before; nothing can go wrong here.

Source: The Wrap

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8:01PM on 06/12/2014
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is one of my favorite movies.
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is one of my favorite movies.
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12:18AM on 06/13/2014
"Who taught you math?!?!"
"Who taught you math?!?!"
11:14PM on 06/12/2014
more people need to see it, Downey Jr is hilarious
more people need to see it, Downey Jr is hilarious
11:13PM on 06/12/2014
Such a great, underrated gem. One of my favorites as well.
Such a great, underrated gem. One of my favorites as well.
8:55PM on 06/12/2014
Shane Black buddy cop/detective film? Sold.
Shane Black buddy cop/detective film? Sold.
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9:26PM on 06/12/2014
If everyone were to sign on this would be one hell of a film. Big fan of everyone involved; especially Black and Gosling.
If everyone were to sign on this would be one hell of a film. Big fan of everyone involved; especially Black and Gosling.
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9:36PM on 06/12/2014
This sounds like classic Shane Black. Count me IN!
This sounds like classic Shane Black. Count me IN!
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9:54PM on 06/12/2014
I'm much more interested in this than Doc Savage (if he's eve still doing that). And I know Hollywood suffers from severe sequelitis, but I'd really love another Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.
I'm much more interested in this than Doc Savage (if he's eve still doing that). And I know Hollywood suffers from severe sequelitis, but I'd really love another Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.
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10:52PM on 06/12/2014

I really am not a fan, overall, of Shane Black, but this seems like a good fit for him.

The original Lethal Weapon was great and Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang was wonderful. However, most of his scripts have been stories with intriguing premises that squander their potential and become totally generic action scripts that become totally generic action films. However, this sounds like a very cool setup and that it could have enough quirk that it actually comes off with a personality, which is what I feel separated Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang from most of his other scripts.
The original Lethal Weapon was great and Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang was wonderful. However, most of his scripts have been stories with intriguing premises that squander their potential and become totally generic action scripts that become totally generic action films. However, this sounds like a very cool setup and that it could have enough quirk that it actually comes off with a personality, which is what I feel separated Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang from most of his other scripts.
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2:56AM on 06/13/2014

LMAOL!

I'm so sorry, no seriously this sounds really cool! its just that I read the premise too quickly and instead saw "moustache-for-hire" then the part about a porn star.
I'm so sorry, no seriously this sounds really cool! its just that I read the premise too quickly and instead saw "moustache-for-hire" then the part about a porn star.
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12:09PM on 06/13/2014
I'm wondering if this takes place during Christmas, as do ALL of Shane Black's movies.
I'm wondering if this takes place during Christmas, as do ALL of Shane Black's movies.
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