By Will Ashton
Rosamund Pike has been a familiar face in Hollywood for some time, but she didn’t get her full do until her excellent, Oscar-nominated work leading David Fincher’s Gone Girl. Now considered something of an “It-Girl,” she’s getting offers left-and-right, and one of those includes starring alongside Christian Bale in The Deep Blue Good-by.
The star is currently in talks to play the female lead in the feature, according to Variety. While they don’t report who she’ll play, she will likely serve as the female companion to Bale’s Travis McGee. This adaptation is to be directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine), with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson-Killoran producing with Amy Robinson under the Appian Way banner. Chernin Entertainment also helps fund this production.
Pike shots the movie while production on The Mountain Between Us prepares for the weather-appropriate conditions necessary to tell that story.
Under the screenplay by Dennis Lehane (Shutter Island) and Scott Frank (Minority Report), The Deep Blue Good-by is the first book in John D. MacDonald’s 21-book series with McGee at the center. Needless to say, Fox wants this to be a long-standing franchise for The Dark Knight star.