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The Nice Guys is headed to TV — but with a twist.
Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty for a female-led reboot titled The Nice Girls, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The new version is described as a contemporary, distaff-centered take on the 2016 film, which starred Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe as a private eye and an enforcer, respectively, who team up to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl in 1977 Los Angeles.
Michael Diliberti (30 Minutes or Less) will write the script and executive produce along with Ken Kao and Joel Silver, who produced the original, and Rodney Ferrell, the head of Silver Pictures Television, which will produce the new project with 20th Century Fox Television and Lionsgate. Silver Pictures Television, which has an overall deal with Lionsgate, produced The Nice Guys, which hailed from co-writer and director Shane Black. Released in May 2016, it grossed $57 million domestically.
If picked up to series, The Nice Girls would join a host of other Fox series based on movies, including The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon.
Another popular trend has been specifically female-led reboots. 20th TV is also co-producing a Great American Hero remake centered on a female superhero, and NBC last season developed a female-heavy What About Bob? remake titled What About Barb? that failed to earn a series pickup. On the feature side, Sony released the female Ghostbusters reboot in 2016, and a female Ocean’s 11 remake titled Ocean’s Eight will be released next year.
Diliberti is repped by Pulse Films, UTA and Morris Yorn.
Watch The Nice Guys trailer below.
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