Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are ‘The Nice Guys’.
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Underneath all the absurdity and the things that go on there's still a very good detective tale to be told.Actor
Written and directed by Shane Black, the writer of 1987 hit ‘Lethal Weapon’, it follows a mismatched pair of private eyes who investigate the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970’s Los Angeles.
“It’s a very dense story,” said Crowe. “I mean, underneath all the absurdity and the things that go on there’s still a very good detective tale to be told.”
“It was great fun this film,” he said. “I grew up on Shane Black movies so it was like a coming home movie, a coming home moment, to read his dialogue and get to be in one of his films.”
“It’s just this corrupted, sort of modern day Sodom and Gomorrah place, and you have these two Biblical guys, these knights in tarnished armour who have to step up and somehow navigate this landscape. I thought it’s a detective movie, it’s a fairytale. That’s fun for me,” said Black.
Also starring Matt Bomer, Keith David and Kim Basinger, as well as Australian newcomer Angourie Rice, ‘The Nice Guys’ is now on global release now.