“Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage and Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age of Extinction) are in negotiations to join Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike in The Deep Blue Good-by, 20th Century Fox’s adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s popular mystery series to be directed by James Mangold, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The Deep Blue Good-by was first published in 1964 and is officially described as follows:
Travis McGee is a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He’s also a knight-errant who’s wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: He’ll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.
McGee isnt particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet backwoods girl whos been tortured repeatedly by her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allen? What Travis isnt anticipating is just how many women Junior has torn apart and left in his wake. Enter Juniors latest victim, Lois Atkinson.
Frail and broken, Lois can barely get out of bed when Travis finds her, let alone keep herself alive. But Travis turns into Mother McGee, giving Lois new life as he looks for the ruthless man who steals women’s spirits and livelihoods. But he can’t guess how violent his quest is soon to become. He’ll learn the hard way that there must be casualties in this game of cat and mouse.
According to the trade, Dinklage will play a mathematician who made a fortune thanks to an app and ends up as McGee’s sidekick. Peltz plays a woman who acts older than she is, know more about the sapphires than she lets on, hires McGee to find them, and ends up on the wrong side of the torturer.
Dennis Lehane, the author responsible for novels like Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island, has provided the most recent screenplay adaptation with earlier drafts having arrived from Kario Salem and Dana Stevens.
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