Ryan Gosling Makes ‘Nice’ With Russell Crowe

This is pretty 'Nice Guys.'

Here’s some “Nice” news for everyone who likes nice things.

Director Shane Black, the man behind “Iron Man 3″ and the filmmaker currently attached to a new “Predator” film (which isn’t his first dance with the franchise, mind you; he starred in the original as ill-fated soldier Hawkins), is bringing Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe together for a new movie called “Nice Guys.”

The Hollywood Reporter describes “Nice Guys” as “a period noir” centered on “a private detective and a beefcake who search for a missing porn star and uncover an underground ring of corruption.” Deadline adds the detail that the film takes place in the 1970s.

It’s a potential return to form for Crowe, who got his noir on in “L.A. Confidential,” the Oscar-nominated film centered on criminal activity in 1950s Los Angeles. For Gosling, it’s a chance for redemption, as the actor attempted an “L.A. Confidential” of his own with the poorly reviewed and little-seen “Gangster Squad.”

As for Black? It’s just the latest project in a long list of potential movies; on top of this and the upcoming “Predator” sequel, Black is attached to “Doc Savage,” “Death Note” and other films. But considering the premise and the talent involved, consider “Nice Guys” right at the top of our list of Black films we want to see next.

What do you think of the “Nice Guys” news?

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