Kim Basinger Joins Shane Black’s NICE GUYS; Patrick Stewart to Play White Supremacist Leader in GREEN ROOM

     October 21, 2014

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An L.A. Confidential reunion of sorts is in the works.  THR reports that Kim Basinger is set to join the cast of director Shane Black’s 1970s noir film The Nice Guys, reuniting her with her L.A. Confidential co-star Russell Crowe, who plays a hired leg breaker that teams up with a private eye (Ryan Gosling) in order to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star.  Basinger will play the chief justice in the film, a character who is in bed with criminals.  The film returns Black to noir territory after co-writing and directing one of the best Marvel films yet, Iron Man 3.  The cast is filling out quite nicely, with Matt Bomer, Cara Delevingne, Keith David, and Beau Knapp all onboard.  The film is slated for release on June 17, 2016.

Hit the jump for casting news concerning Patrick Stewart playing a white supremacist leader.

Additionally, it was announced today that Patrick Stewart will lead the next film from Blue Ruin writer/director/cinematographer Jeremy Saulnier, the crime thriller Green Room.  The story revolves around a young punk rock band that find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads intent on eliminating all witnesses.

Stewart will play Darcy Banker, described as the unflinching and industrial leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest.  That’s a hell of a promising match between actor and character, and Saulnier showed tremendous promise with the revenge thriller Blue Ruin.  The rest of the cast of Green Room includes Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Kai Lennox, Eric Edelstein and Blue Ruin star Macon Blair.  The film will be released sometime in 2015 by Broad Green Pictures.

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