The Nice Guys has the simple premise of being about private eye Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) who investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
But to say just that is to sell this action/comedy very short since, based on this trailer, it looks to be the best thing coming next summer – that’s as long as the film can maintain the pace of this rather overlong 3-minute piece.
Directed by Shane Black (Iron Man 3), who co-writes with Anthony Bagarozzi, the film also headlines Ryan Gosling as Holland March, who suffers an arm injury early on in this trailer, and then manages to be the luckiest man alive out of the two (not alongside Crowe, thankfully) when they reach the pool.
There’s also Kim Basinger, Margaret Qualley, Yaya DaCosta, Ty Simpkins, Keith David, Rachele Brooke Smith, Yvonne Zima, Beau Knapp and Jack Kilmer, the son of Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley.
The Nice Guys is released in UK cinemas on May 20th 2016.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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