Kim Basinger Reunites with Russell Crowe in Shane Black's 'Nice Guys'
Back in 1997, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger starred in the fantastic noir thriller L.A. Confidential, and now the same genre will bring them together again 17 years later. THR has word that Basinger (Batman, 8 Mile) has joined the cast of The Nice Guys, the next film from Iron Man 3 and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang director Shane Black. The film stars Crowe teamed up with Ryan Gosling and follows a private eye (Gosling) and a hired leg breaker (Crowe) who must solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. And just because Basinger has aged doesn't mean she's not getting saucy this time. Read on!
The trade reports she will be playing a chief justice who is in bed with the criminals. It remains to be seen if by "in bed" they only mean working with, but we'll have to wait until the film arrives to determine that. This time Crowe and Basinger aren't dealing with crime so far in the past though as this particular tale is set in 1970s Los Angeles. Warner Bros. Pictures has already slated the film for release on June 17th, 2016, which is a prime summer release date for a film that isn't based on any previously established intellectual property (and you won't hear me complaining about that). Stay tuned for more updates as the cast fills out.