The feature reunion between producer Joel Silver and Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black, The Nice Guys, is close to selling out globally. Deadline reported on the detective thriller back in July which pairs Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. BLOOM partners Alex Walton and Ken Kao announced that the foreign rights for Nice Guys has sold in Australia and New Zealand (Roadshow), Benelux (Belga), Eastern Europe Block (Freeman), France (EuropaCorp), Germany (TMG), Greece (Odeon), Hong Kong (PT Parkit), Indonesia (PT Amero), Israel (United King), Italy (Lucky Red), Latin America (SUN), Malaysia (PT Parkit), Philippines (PT Parkit), Scandinavia (Mislabel), Singapore (Golden Village), South Africa (Times Media), South Korea (Scene & Sound), Spain (TriPictures), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Taiwan (PT Parkit), Thailand (PT Parkit), Turkey/ME/India-Pakistan (Italia), UK (Icon), and Vietnam (PT Parkit). Warner Bros has North America rights and will be releasing The Nice Guys on June 17, 2016..
Black directs from an original screenplay he wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi. Silver is producing under his Silver Pictures banner, with Ken Kao of Waypoint Entertainment, Hal Sadoff, and Michael Malone serving as executive producers. Waypoint is co-financing, and BLOOM is handling international sales.
Nice Guys takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy (Crowe) partner up to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. Their investigation leads them to suspects in the highest circles of power.
Matt Bomer, Kim Basinger, Angourie Rice, Beau Knapp, Keith David and Margaret Qualley round out the cast.
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