There’s something of a minor “L.A. Confidential” reunion going on with the detective thriller “The Nice Guys” as Kim Basinger is set to reunite on screen with Russell Crowe in the Shane Black-directed feature.
Ryan Gosling plays a 1970s L.A. private detective who teams with an enforcer-for-hire (Crowe) to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. They soon discover a massive conspiracy reaching up to the highest levels of the city’s power brokers.
Basinger will play the city’s corrupt chief justice, and the mother of a girl (Margaret Qualley) who happens to be the spitting image of a porn star named Misty Mountains.
Also joining the cast recently are Keith David and Beau Knapp as villains. Knapp plays an accident prone, gold chain-wearing motormouth hitman, David is his older partner. Matt Bomer also stars in the film which is currently targeting a June 2016 release.