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The Important News Shane Black's '70s crime comedy Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling has found a home at Warner Bros. Mission: Impossible 5 has found its leading lady, whom you have probably never heard of. Meanwhile, Scarlett Joahansson and Jonah Hill have joined the cast of Hail Caesar! and Dwayne Johnson will headline The Janson Directive, based on a book from the writer of The Bourne Identity. Star Wars: Episode VII will be filming in IMAX, and it just cast two new fresh faces. Richard Linklater's remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet may star Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis. Oh, and J.K. Rowling published a new Harry Potter story online. Because nothing screams heartwarming family movie like the writer of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Disney...
- Peter Hall
• Game of Thrones alum Rose Leslie is set to join Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter, a supernatural thriller about a “semi-immortal” witch hunter (Diesel) who teams up with a witch (Leslie) to take down a more evil witch. And, despite being mortal enemies, the witch and the witch hunter also flirt with romance. Breck Eisner is directing the Summit pic, which recently got a polish from Dallas Buyers Club writer Melisa Wallack. [THR]
- Lindsey Bahr
The Irish actor (Fright Night, In Bruges) has been in talks for the role. We’ve been sitting on this news waiting for the deal to close, but as another outlet broke ranks and posted, we’re joining the inevitable online chorus despite the situation still being uncertain. So keep in mind there is no deal at this time as sources say the actor has not accepted HBO’s current offer. But as of today, Farrell is definitely in the mix and considered the most likely lead name to join the acclaimed drama. »
- James Hibberd
After striking it big again as a director of last summer’s Iron Man 3, Black has re-partnered with Silver and Warner Bros. for a project he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi titled The Nice Guys. And he’s landed some pretty nice guys to play the two L.A. detectives investigating the mysterious suicide of a 1970s porn star: Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.
In June, the Wrap initially reported that the long-in-development project was falling into place, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Star Wars Rebels: We got our first look at the Inquisitor, the primary Star Wars Rebels villain, last year, and now Agent Kallus, his "right-hand man," has finally been revealed. David Oyelowo (Lincoln) will voice the character on the series, which debuts this fall on the Disney Channel and then will air regularly on the Disney Xd channel. [Los Angeles Times] Nice Guys: Confirming a previous report, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling will star in Nice Guys, to be directed by Shane Black (Iron Man 3). The project now has the backing of Warner Bros.; it revolves around the possible suicide of a porn star in 1970s Los Angeles that escalates into a full-fledged conspiracy. The lead characters are a private detective and a "muscle for hire" who investigate...
- Peter Martin
Warner Bros. has closed a deal to finance Iron Man 3 director Shane Black’s upcoming noir film The Nice Guys, in which Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are set to star. Black has a long-standing relationship with Warner Bros. thanks to the Lethal Weapon franchise, which he created for the studio back in the ’80s, and Black’s directorial debut Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, so word that the studio wants to work with him again doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
The Nice Guys also sounds extremely promising. Black will both direct and co-write the script with Anthony Bagarozzi, a hot ticket in Hollywood who is working on scripts for Doc Savage and Death Note at the moment, so Black’s fans can expect the period noir to feature the same whip-smart dialogue and dark humor that has become the filmmaker’s calling card over the years. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Here’s a minor but pleasing update to a recent story. Shane Black (above, on the set of Iron Man 3) may have a Predator movie to work on for Fox, but he’s also been putting together a film based on a script called The Nice Guys, which he co-wrote a few years back. Russell Crowe and […]
- Russ Fischer
Is Shane Black back yet? Can we successfully call it a Shane Black world? The writer-director returned from the wilderness with the billion-dollar Iron Man 3, seemingly attracting his own blank check. But that blank check took a little extra time to materialize, as Black re-arranged the puzzle pieces. Now, he's locked and loaded into his next movie, and The Nice Guys will be a return to the classic Black that re-ignited blockbuster cinema in the eighties and nineties. The Hollywood Reporter claims that the WB has jumped onto The Nice Guys and will produce and distribute the film, with Shane Black's choices of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in the lead roles. The project is a noir, produced by Joel Silver (Lethal Weapon) where a private eye and hired muscle team up to investigate the murder of a porn star, only to find out that she has ties »
Warner Bros is negotiating to acquire Us rights to "The Nice Guys," which will star Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, and be directed by Shane Black (Iron Man 3). Black co-wrote the script with Anthony Bagarozzi several years ago, but the project has had trouble gaining momentum. But now that the two actors are on board and Warner Bros is backing the film, "The Nice Guys" has a great chance of becoming reality. The story is set in 1970s Los Angeles and follows Jackson Healy (muscle-for-hire, recovering alcoholic) and Holland March (private eye, practicing alcoholic), who are brought together by the suicide of a fading porn star. However, 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 the Us auto industry. »
The pair have been confirmed for the Iron Man 3 director's upcoming project.
Black was previously reported to be pursuing Gosling and Crowe for the police drama.
Warner Bros has acquired the rights to the film, which is set in the 1970s and follows the adventures of a private eye and his hired muscle.
The pair are brought together by the mystery of the suicide of a fading porn star, whose aunt claims to have seen alive and well after her supposed death.
Black and co-writer Anthony Bagarozzi's project was original conceived as a television show, but never progressed beyond the pilot stage.
Before Shane Black (Iron Man 3) heads back to the jungle (figuratively speaking) to tackle the new Predator movie, he will be directing his 1970s inspired comedy-noir The Nice Guys. And it’s been confirmed this morning by The Hollywood Reporter that Ryan Gosling (Only God Forgives) and Russell Crowe (Noah) have joined to lead the cast.
The Nice Guys is set in Los Angeles in the 1970s and sees a fighter and a private detective team up to attempt to solve a murder, which would set it in a similar tone to Black’s own Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang. A Christmas setting is not confirmed.
As it stands, »
- Luke Owen
Well, it looks like Shane Black is going to be a busy man for the next year or two. He's already confirmed to be directing the new Predator movie, which he's helping to put the story together for. Yet before that, he's got what's being described as a '70s comedy noir' to put together.
Black is writing and directing The Nice Guys, a film about a fighter and a private detective who join forces in 1970s Los Angeles to solve a murder. The film is expected to be Black's next, and it's now been revealed that he's got the two leads for it. Not bad choices, either: Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are to star in the film.
Black's last film, Iron Man 3, sits as one of the ten biggest of all time. »
Looks like Hollywood has agreed that this whole charismatic-detective-duo-solving-brutal-crimes thing is a winning formula: Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe have signed on to star in Iron Man 3 director Shane Black's noir police drama The Nice Guys. The film follows a pair of detectives named Jackson Healy and Holland March (great detective names) in 1970s L.A. who end up uncovering a sprawling murder conspiracy when investigating the suicide of a porn star. In a related bit of good news: Ryan Gosling isn't quitting acting! Now can we go back to talking about how cute his baby is going to be? »
- Anna Silman
Warner Bros. will distribute The Nice Guys to be directed by Shane Black (Iron Man 3) starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. The period noir centers on a private detective and a beefcake who search for a missing porn star and uncover an underground ring of corruption. Black is expected to film Nice Guys before beginning work on the Predator sequel at Fox. THR Gary Oldman is set to star in Criminal for director Ariel Vroman (The Iceman) alongside Kevin Costner. The thriller centers on a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets and skills that are implanted into a dangerous prison inmate in hopes that he will stop a diabolical plot. Oldman would play a CIA chief. THR Photo: Universal Pictures Fast & Furious 7 has completed production and a note was posted on the film's Facebook page to announce the occasion. The film hits theaters on April 3, 2015. Facebook Guillermo del Toro says he'll shoot a small, »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros. has picked up The Nice Guys, now confirmed to star Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. The film is written and will be directed by Shane Black, who last helmed Iron Man 3 for Marvel and Disney and was recently set to co-write and direct Predator, a sequel for 20th Century Fox.
The Nice Guys is a comedy-noir that will put Warner Bros. back in business with Shane Black, who created the hugely successful Lethal Weapon franchise for the studio. Joel Silver, who produced Shane Black's directorial debut Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, will be back to produce The Nice Guys.
Shane Black co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi, and it is said to carry the same trademark black humor and smart dialogue as Shane Black's previous efforts. The movie was originally envisioned as a TV series, but it never got past the pilot phase. Joel Silver helped »
Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are circling the leads to star in the film about a private eye investigating the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles. He soon uncovers a conspiracy.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Writer/director Shane Black’s long-in-the-works 1970s-set noir film The Nice Guys could finally be coming to fruition. Last month, we learned that the Joel Silver-produced project was picking up steam with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe circling the lead roles of a private detective and a muscle-for-hire who are brought together to investigate the suicide of a fading porn star. It’s the kind of hard-boiled, noir-tinged project that seems a perfect fit for Black, so fingers were crossed that the pic could finally come together. Evidently all that wishing and hoping paid off, as Warner Bros. has now closed a deal to acquire the project, bringing it that much closer to being a reality. More after the jump. THR reports the news that The Nice Guys has found a home in WB. Written by Black and Anthony Bagarozzi, the story was initially envisioned as a TV series, »
- Adam Chitwood
Warner Bros. has acquired North American rights to the project, which is being produced by Joel Silver. “Nice Guys” re-teams the studio with Black and Silver, both who rose to prominence nearly three decades ago via the “Lethal Weapon” franchise — followed by Silver’s public split with Warners two years ago.
The script, co-written by Black with Anthony Bagarozzi, is set in Los Angeles during the 1970s and centered on a pair of detectives investigating the seeming suicide of a female porn star whose career was on the decline — leading to the uncovering of a criminal conspiracy.
The script has been in development for several years. In 2011, the Austin Film Festival held a staged reading, with Black directing, and offered this logline:
“In smoggy 1970s Los Angeles, Jackson Healy (muscle-for-hire, »
- Dave McNary
Warner Bros. has closed a deal for the North American distribution rights for The Nice Guys, a period noir project from Shane Black that has Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe attached to star. The deal puts the studio back in business with the man who created the Lethal Weapon franchise for Warners in the late 1980s and who made his directorial debut with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. The latter, which relaunched Robert Downey Jr.'s career, was also distributed by Warners. List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Joel Silver, who produced both Weapons movies and Bang Bang, is producing Nice Guys, which is
- Borys Kit
Warner Bros. is in the early stages of making a deal to acquire U.S. rights to Shane Black's noir film “The Nice Guys,” an individual familiar with the Ryan Gosling-Russell Crowe project has told TheWrap. A representative for Warners did not respond to multiple requests for comment over the past two days. Joel Silver is producing via his Silver Pictures banner. Black and Anthony Bagarozzi wrote “The Nice Guys” years ago, but the project has been languishing in development until recently gaining new momentum. The duo actually staged a public reading of the script in October 2011 at the Austin Film Festival. »
- Jeff Sneider
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