‘The Deep Blue Good-by’ Casts Rosamund Pike Opposite Christian Bale
Last year, Christian Bale signed on to headline The Deep Blue Good-by, reuniting him with 3:10 to Yuma director James Mangold. It’s been a while since we’ve gotten an update on the project, but today’s latest news puts The Deep Blue Good-by on our must-see list: Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike has joined the cast, and after watching her go toe-to-toe with Ben Affleck, we’re excited to watch what happens when she’s acting opposite Bale.
Variety reports that Pike will star opposite Bale in The Deep Blue Good-by, based on the first in a series of 21 crime novels by John D. MacDonald. The film centers on Travis McGee (Bale), a salvage consultant who helps people track down and retrieve items of value and great importance. While working to solve his cases, McGee encounters nefarious criminal types and is quite the ladies’ man.
The Deep Blue Good-by will be directed by James Mangold, who previously helmed The Wolverine (which helped us forget all about X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Walk the Line, and Knight and Day. The screenplay comes courtesy of acclaimed novelist Dennis Lehane, who made his screenwriting debut with last year’s The Drop and has previously written for HBO’s The Wire. Scott Frank, who wrote The Wolverine for Mangold, penned the most recent draft of the screenplay. (Bonus: Frank also wrote Minority Report and Out of Sight.)
And now you have a whole lot of reasons to be excited for The Deep Blue Good-by.