Rosamund Pike in Talks to Star Opposite Christian Bale in 'The Deep Blue Good-by'

Rosamund Pike BAFTA - H 2015
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Rosamund Pike BAFTA - H 2015

James Mangold is directing Fox's adaptation of the John D. MacDonald book.

Fresh from her Oscar-nominated performance in Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike is now in talks to take the female lead opposite Christian Bale in The Deep Blue Good-by.

James Mangold is directing the adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s novel for Fox, with Chernin Entertainment producing alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran for their Appian Way shingle and Amy Robinson.

The film is based on the first of MacDonald’s 21 books chronicling the misadventures of Travis McGee (Bale), a "salvage consultant" residing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Pike is already signed up to star alongside Charlie Hunnam in Fox’s survival thriller The Mountain Between Us from double-Oscar-nominated director Hany Abu-Assad (Omar, Paradise Now).

This news was first reported by Variety.

Borys Kit contributed to this article.