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Christian Bale knee injury delays production on Fox's 'The Deep Blue Good-by'

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A knee injury sustained by actor Christian Bale has prompted Fox to postpone production on its upcoming adventure The Deep Blue Good-by.

Bale had been set to star in the film as Travis McGee, a “salvage consultant”/ladies’ man who tangles with bad guys as he attempts to recovery missing property for clients. The project, set to be directed by James Mangold (Walk the Line), is adapated from a series of books by author John D. MacDonald.

Production on The Deep Blue Good-by was slated to begin this summer, but EW has confirmed that filming will begin instead once Bale is fully healed, though that could be at some point much later down the road. 

Bale, 41, is currently shooting The Big Short, a film adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The book follows the story of the creation of the housing and credit bubble of the early 2000s, leading up to the financial crisis, which lasted from 2007 to 2010. Bale will appear opposite Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling in director Adam McKay’s film.

News of Bale’s injury first appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.