How about some more casting news? Here’s what’s coming at a glance:
- Matt Bomer just joined Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys.
- New Line’s Vacation reboot just picked up Keegan-Michael Key and Regina Hall.
- Pierce Brosnan is locked to headline Urge for first-time feature director Aaron Kaufman.
Hit the jump for more on all three films.
Shane Black’s been working on The Nice Guys for a while now, over five years in fact, but ever since news broke that Gosling and Crowe were involved, things have been moving along steadily. Warner Bros. picked up the film back in July, gave it a June 17, 2016 release date last month and now Black is busy loading up the cast. He added The Leftover’s Margaret Qualley to the roster two weeks ago and now, according to Deadline, Bomer is in as well.
The story takes place in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Gosling’s detective is hired by Crowe’s gangster to track down a missing girl. While working on the case, the detective uncovers a “dangerous conspiracy” and apparently, that’s where Bomer’s character steps in.
The Vacation reboot news comes from Variety. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are making their feature directorial debut with this one, running with a script that they penned about a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) who surprises his wife (Christina Applegate) and kids with a cross-country trip to Walley World, just like the one he took as a kid. Hall and Key are on board as friends of the Griswolds who are described as “the perfect family.”
Lastly, Urge is a dramatic thriller, but Brosnan isn’t playing a secret agent, an ex-CIA officer or, based on the story description, even a hero for that matter. According to Deadline, Brosnan just took the role of a drug dealer of sorts. The film focuses on a group of friends who head off to an island for vacation. While there, they indulge in a “new designer drug that makes them lose their ability to control their urges,” a drug created by Brosnan’s character. Urge is set to begin filming in New York in October.