Peter Dinklage, Nicola Peltz to join Christian Bale in The Deep Blue Good-by

They’re certainly assembling quite the cast for THE DEEP BLUE GOOD-BY. It wasn’t that long ago when we learned that GONE GIRL star Rosamund Pike would be joining the previously announced Christian Bale in the film, and now we have two more names to add to that list!

THR reported today that both Peter Dinklage and Nicola Peltz are in talks to join the cast. Dinklage would play a mathematician who made a fortune thanks to an app who then ends up as Travis McGee's sidekick. The other character, a woman who acts older than she is and who then winds up on the wrong side of a torturer alongside McGee, would be portrayed by Nicola Peltz.

Christian Bale will be playing the lead role of Travis McGee, a character first imagined back in 1964 in the novels of John D. MacDonald. Travis McGee is a self described "salvage consultant" who can recover anything for a fee. He also lives on a sweet house boat so...living the dream.

Let’s take a look at the book’s synopsis:

Travis McGee is a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He’s also a knight-errant who’s wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: He’ll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

McGee isn’t particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet backwoods girl who’s been tortured repeatedly by her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allen? What Travis isn’t anticipating is just how many women Junior has torn apart and left in his wake. Enter Junior’s latest victim, Lois Atkinson.

Frail and broken, Lois can barely get out of bed when Travis finds her, let alone keep herself alive. But Travis turns into Mother McGee, giving Lois new life as he looks for the ruthless man who steals women’s spirits and livelihoods. But he can’t guess how violent his quest is soon to become. He’ll learn the hard way that there must be casualties in this game of cat and mouse.

The script, which had its most recent draft penned by Dennis Lehane, re-imagines Travis McGee as an Afghan war vet hot on the trail of some stolen sapphires; unfortunately that trail soon leads to a sadistic torturer. James Mangold (3:10 TO YUMA) will be directing the project which is looking to get filming this May in Puerto Rico and Florida.

Unfortunately I'm not very familiar with the Travis McGee novels but based on everything I've read plus the cast involved, this could turn out to be a very fun ride indeed. Hopefully Nicola Peltz gets a little more to do other than scream and be useless.

Source: THR



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