Christian Bale Eyed to Play Badass in THE DEEP BLUE GOOD-BY


By turning down the role for True Detective Season 2, Christian Bale is now keen on new project, the film adaption of the John D. MacDonald novel The Deep Blue Good-By.

So for his next amazing transformation, he’d change from an olive-skinned, Biblical-times Jewish dude aka Moses from Ridley Scott blockbuster Exodus: Gods and Kings into a pasty-ass white guy from Wales named Travis McGee.

Leonardo DiCaprio intended to play the self-described beach bum in the franchise back in March 2013,  but now he’ll only produce with his Appian Way.

If Bale does join, he’ll reteam with his 3:10 to Yuma director James Mangold who is directing from a script recently revised by Scott Frank. Dennis Lehane, Kario Salem and Dana Stevens previously worked on it.

The Deep Blue Good-By, the first of 21 novels about McGee, 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 isn’t particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet backwoods girl who’s been tortured repeatedly by her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allen? What Travis isn’t anticipating is just how many women Junior has torn apart and left in his wake. Enter Junior’s 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.

McGee is an iconic American hero and they got a man to play this role.