That's the premise laid out in the first trailer for "The Nice Guys," which stars Russell Crowe as that hired thug and Ryan Gosling as that private investigator. They first meet when Crowe is hired to break Gosling's arm, but later, they team up on a missing girl case brought to them by Kim Basinger.
The movie, directed by Shane Black, is set in the '70s, so seeing Crowe and Gosling dressed up in ill-fitting polyester suits is funny enough. But there's a lot more (dark) comedy in this noir tale, and both lead actors look like they're having a very good time. Crowe particularly seems perfectly suited to play a gruff thug with a sense of humor.
"The Nice Guys" opens in theaters May 20.
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Holland March (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck private eye in 1977 Los Angeles. Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is a hired enforcer who hurts people for a living. Fate turns them into unlikely partners after a young woman named Amelia (Margaret Qualley) mysteriously disappears. Healy and March soon learn the hard way that some dangerous people are also looking for Amelia. Their investigation takes them to dark places as anyone else who gets involved in the case seems to wind up dead. Read More