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Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe headline this 1970s detective thriller set in Los Angeles. Gosling stars as a P.I. who must work with Crowe's hired leg-breaker to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star.
Beau Knapp is playing a motormouth hit man who evokes the gold-chain wearing styles of the day. He is also prone to accidents. Keith David will play his aging partner in crime. Matthew Bomer, of Magic Mike fame, joined the cast earlier in the month.
The Nice Guys comes to theaters June 17th, »
Shane Black's (Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) 1970s La noir piece, The Nice Guys, has found two villains in Keith David (Cloud Atlas, The Thing) and Beau Knapp (The Signal, Super 8). Keith David will play a seasoned hitman while Knapp will portray his younger, accident-prone, motormouth partner. The two will go up against a private eye (Ryan Gosling) and a hired leg breaker (Russell Crowe) who must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death »
- Sean Wist
Poor Jon Favreau. Not only did Shane Black usurp him from his role as Iron Man 3's director, but his character in the franchise, Happy Hogan, was also supposed to die during his confrontation with James Badge Dale.s Savin. And I thought Marvel was supposed to be Hollywood.s happy-go-lucky studio. Of course the reality is that Favreau actually decided to opt out of Iron Man 3 to try and get Magic Kingdom into production instead. But that still doesn.t forgive Marvel Studios for trying to take their revenge out on his beloved Iron Man character. According to Comic Book Movie Jon Favreau.s Happy Hogan, who was appointed as Stark Industries. overly vigilant head of securities for Iron Man 3, would have met his demise after following Savin to the Chinese theater in Los Angeles. Earlier in the film Happy had some concerns with the man that Savin protected, »
Ryan Gosling has managed to be one of the most popular and well-liked actors in the biz, and all this without being in any superhero/comic-book blockbusters. But that could change very soon. The actor is in talks to play the lead role in Doctor Strange. He's also being courted for Summit's The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero, and David Ayer's Suicide Squad, which is about a super-villains team, set up at Warner Bros.
Ever since it was confirmed that Joaquin Phoenix would not be playing Doctor Strange, actors like Gosling, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Ethan Hawke and Keanu Reeves, have been hoping to land the lead role. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but the film is still slated for July 8, 2016.
- Laura Frances
One of the many actors notorious for not giving into the franchise machine is Ryan Gosling, but that may change as three major studios are courting him for three big movies, including Doctor Strange, Suicide Squad and The Secret Life of Houdini.
In the recent past, Ryan Gosling has refused to give into the temptations of a super hero movie, especially one that would require him to sign on for sequels. But the actor may be softening his stance on that, unlike Joaquin Phoenix who walked away from the Doctor Strange role.
The actor is confirmed to have met with Marvel for Doctor Strange, and he has an offer out for Summit's The Secret Life of Houdini, which is now subtitled The Making of America's First Superhero. Sources close to the actor also reveal that he is being aggressively courted for a role in the DC villain ensemble action-adventure Suicide Squad, »
Thus far, Ryan Gosling has managed to enjoy a successful career without starring in any franchise or studio tentpole films. His taste has varied nevertheless, ranging from moody dramas like Half Nelson and Drive to lighter films like Crazy, Stupid, Love. and Lars and the Real Girl. Gosling is currently gearing up to start filming writer/director Shane Black’s 1970s crime noir The Nice Guys opposite Russell Crowe, but the actor’s no-franchise status may soon be changing. Gosling is reportedly mulling over the possibility of starring in one of a trio of high-profile studio films: Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Summit’s The Secret Life of Houdini, and Warner Bros.’ DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad. More after the jump. The folks over at Heat Vision are reporting that Gosling is showing interest in making a franchise play by mulling over a lead role in three major films. Marvel is »
- Adam Chitwood
1. This is a great idea. Everyone knew that Marvel would figure out some way to keep making movies where Robert Downey Jr. wears some kind of cool metal suit. But Iron Man 4 was always a skeptical proposition. "Fun, Shambling Mess" is basically the best you can hope for when it comes to fourquels. (See: The fish-out-of-time-water shenanigans in Star Trek IV; Stallone solving the Cold War with his fists in Rocky IV; Harry and Ron having a really wacky wizard prom in Goblet of Fire.) Marvel could've positioned a fourth Iron Man movie as a complete in-franchise reboot by »
- Darren Franich
Now playing in theaters is director David Dobkin’s The Judge. Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder. The film marks a departure for Dobkin, who has previously helmed comedies such as Wedding Crashers, Fred Claus and The Change-Up, and it’s also a big debut of sorts for Downey—The Judge is the first film released under his production banner Team Downey, which he runs with his wife and producing partner Susan Downey. The film also stars also stars Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton,Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, David Krumholtz, Balthazar Getty, and Denis O’Hare. For more on The Judge,watch the trailer or these eight clips. At the recent Los Angeles press »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The Nice Guys, the detective thriller starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, has found its bad guys. Beau Knapp and Keith David have been cast as the adversaries in the Shane Black-helmed movie. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Nice Guys follows a private eye (Gosling) and a hired leg breaker (Crowe) who must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. Knapp will play a gold chain-wearing motormouth hitman who also is accident prone; David plays his older partner. Black and Anthony Bagarozzi wrote the screenplay for the
- Borys Kit, Rebecca Ford
With Marvel Studios planning approximately 300 movies over the next five years, Robert Downey Jr. has been cagey about the possibility of "Iron Man 4" being one of them. Just last month, he was quoted as saying, "There is no plan for 'Iron Man 4.'" But things change, especially when billions of dollars are at stake, as fans found out on today's episode of "Ellen." When host Ellen Degeneres asked Rdj about part 4, he tried to be vague, saying, "...there's gonna be a bunch more Marvel movies and they have big ideas of how to do it best. And we're in the middle of negotiations..." Ellen interrupted with, "so, yes," with the actor conceded, "Ok, yes." Watch the clip here: Downey's previous Marvel contract only extended to "Iron Man 3," and two "Avengers" sequels, but it's unknown if the most recent negotiations will include any other potential films beyond "Iron Man 4." Whatever »
- Dave Lewis
Deadline has a pretty extensive interview with Robert Downey Jr. about his new drama The Judge, and of course the topic of Iron Man 4 eventually rears its head. There has been a lot of back and forth about Downey's return in this standalone sequel. Will he do it? That is still not clear, as the actor gives a lengthy answer to the question. One thing sounds clear enough though, he would definitely return for Iron Man 4 if Mel Gibson directed it.
"Correct. Why not? That movie would be bananas."
Exclusive: When I pull up to the home that Robert Downey Jr and his wife and producing partner Susan share in Malibu, there are the trappings you would expect from the house owned by Hollywood’s best paid actor. The small fleet of cars, all tarped; the expanse of Pacific Ocean viewable from most anywhere on the grounds, a small staff that runs the house. But there are also the mischievous aspects you expect from Downey. There is that wooden blocking dummy in the barn that has raised bruises a plenty as Downey spent the last decade closing in on his black belt in the Chinese martial art Wing Chun. There’s the bright yellow front door that is as cheery and inviting as the spacious interior. The rooms are adorned by an undoubtedly pricey artwork collection, but there is nothing show-offy; the bathroom, for instance, features a medley of framed photos, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
The Nice Guys will follow Gosling as Holland March, a private eye and functioning alcoholic who teams up with Jackson Healy (Crowe), a recovering alcoholic, following the supposed suicide of a washed-up porn star.
Bomer has been cast in a mystery role. His character is part of a conspiracy surrounding the killing.
The thriller has been given a Us release date of June 17, 2016, with a UK release yet to be announced.
How about some more casting news? Here’s what’s coming at a glance: Matt Bomer just joined Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys. New Line’s Vacation reboot just picked up Keegan-Michael Key and Regina Hall. Pierce Brosnan is locked to headline Urge for first-time feature director Aaron Kaufman. Hit the jump for more on all three films. Shane Black’s been working on The Nice Guys for a while now, over five years in fact, but ever since news broke that Gosling and Crowe were involved, things have been moving along steadily. Warner Bros. picked up the film back in July, gave it a June 17, 2016 release date last month and now Black is busy loading up the cast. He added The Leftover’s Margaret Qualley to the roster two weeks ago and now, according to Deadline, Bomer is in as well. The story takes place »
- Perri Nemiroff
Earlier this month, Warner Bros. picked up Shane Black's next film The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, and set it for release on June 17th, 2016. Now the cast is starting to fill out with Deadline reporting that Matt Bomer (Magic Mike, The Normal Heart) has landed a role in the film, though specifics on his character haven't been revealed at this time. The story follows Jackson Healy (Crowe), a recovering alcoholic and muscle-for-hire, who ends up working with Holland March (Gosling), a private eye and practicing alcoholic, following the suicide of a fading porn star. But it's bigger than that. The victim's aunt is fully convinced that she saw her niece alive after the incident became news, and so begins March's case, which turns into a murder conspiracy tied into the American auto industry, the span of which can't be fathomed. Apparently Bomer's character is somehow involved in the conspiracy, »
- Ethan Anderton
The story follows a group of friends holidaying on an island destination who try a new designer drug that makes them lose their ability to control their urges. Brosnan will play the creator and distributor of the narcotic. [Source: Deadline]
Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe and Virginia Madsen will join the previously announced Dennis Haysbert in Zach Lipovsky's feature length "Dead Rising: Watchtower," an adaptation of the "Dead Rising" videogame franchise from Legendary Digital Media and Crackle. Filming begins September 30th in Vancouver.
Tim Carter penned the script that revolves around a zombie outbreak, and the pursuit of the root of the epidemic when a government vaccine fails to stop the infection. The project is Legendary's first »
- Garth Franklin
Co-written by Black and Anthony Bagarozzi, the film harkens to the noirs of times past. Bomer will join Ryan Gosling, who plays Holland March, a troubled private detective in 1970s Los Angeles. When March hooks up with tough guy Jackson Healy – played by Russell Crowe – the pair unite to track down a missing girl and solve the seemingly-unrelated death of a porn star. Somewhere in the mix, Bomer’s character makes an appearance. As yet, we’re not sure who he’s slated to play.
We do know that as well as Gosling and Crowe, he’ll be joining The Leftovers’ Margaret Qualley who’s set to take the female lead. Currently back on set for Magic Mike Xxl, Bomer will start shooting after principal »
- Gem Seddon
Matt Bomer has certainly been surrounding himself with some nice company lately. After filming the sequel Magic Mike Xxl, Bomer will next star opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in the action drama Nice Guys. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Crowe plays a gangster who hires a detective (Gosling) to find a missing girl and uncovers a dangerous conspiracy where Bomer's character comes in. The TV star is making a strong transition into film now that the USA series White Collar is ending after six seasons. In addition to taking it off again opposite Channing Tatum, Bomer will also star »
- Jake Perlman
Exclusive: Matt Bomer has been set to star opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys, the action drama that Iron Man 3‘s Shane Black wrote and is directing with Joel Silver producing at Warner Bros. I would say that Bomer plays the heavy, but he’ll be carrying little if any body fat as he comes right from Savannah after he wraps the sequel Magic Mike Xxl. I can still remember when Bomer, a complete unknown, was verging on being The Guy when Brett Ratner tapped him to be Superman in the trilogy of films that got grounded. It has taken some time, but Bomer is getting his movie chance now. As his USA show White Collar ends this fall after its six-season run, Bomer now is focused on big-screen opportunities. That effort was helped by the chops he displayed in a heartbreaking turn as Felix »
- Mike Fleming Jr
More often found playing a charming con man that helps the FBI out on Us telly drama White Collar, Matt Bomer is using the end of the series to drum up more film work. He’s now locked down a nastier criminal role opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in Shane Black’s The Nice Guys.Exactly how Bomer’s character will fit into the plot remains to be seen, but we do know some of the details of the new film. Black co-wrote the script with Anthony Bagarozzi, and the story is set in the 1970s. Gosling will be wayward, troubled private eye Holland March, who crosses paths with hired muscle Jackson Healy (Crowe). These unlikely allies must prowl the mean streets of Los Angeles to solve the case of a missing girl, which soon develops links to the death of a porn star. As they unravel the cases, »
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