They seems to have confused the word ‘nice’ with ‘good-looking’ in the title of the film The Nice Guys, as it’s already got Ryan Gosling set to star, and now Deadline reports Matt Bomer has signed up too. Russell Crowe is also onboard, as is Margaret Qually.
The film is about muscle-for-hire Jackson Healy (Crowe), a recovering alcoholic, and private detective Holland March (Gosling), a current alcoholic, who are brought together by the apparent suicide of a porn star. However the dead woman’s aunt claims that she saw her niece alive and well after she was supposed to have killed herself. March takes on the case hoping to make some easy money, but soon both men are dragged into a far-reaching conspiracy that is rooted in smog and the car industry.
There’s not too much info on who Bomer will play, other than that he’s described as being ‘the heavy’. Qually meanwhile is daughter of a corrupt chief justice, who just happens to look an awful lot like the dead woman.
Shane Black is directing from a script he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi. Bomer will head to the set as soon as he’s finished filming Magic Mike XXL.
The Nice Guys is due out June 2016.