Yaya DaCosta Alafia Joins Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe In ‘The Nice Guys’Posted by Wilson Morales
October 31, 2014
According to her Instagram account, Yaya DaCosta Alafia has been added to the cast of “The Nice Guys,” joining Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer, Kim Basinger, Angourie Rice, Beau Knapp, Keith David and Margaret Qualley.
Directed by Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” “Iron Man 3”), “The Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
While her role hasn’t been described as of yet, Alafia posted a photo from the set with her chair next to Crowe and Gosling. Qualley has the lead female role, playing the daughter of a corrupt chief justice who figures in the scandal.
Black directs from an original screenplay he wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi. Silver is producing under his Silver Pictures banner, with Ken Kao of Waypoint Entertainment, Hal Sadoff, and Michael Malone serving as executive producers. Waypoint is co-financing, and Alex Walton and Ken Kao’s BLOOM is handling international sales.
Alafia will next be seen playing Whitney Houston in the Lifetime biopic “Whitney Houston,” with Angela Bassett making her directorial debut. She was last seen opposite David Oyelowo in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
“The Nice Guys,” set for release on June 17, 2016, will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.