After vanishing without warning in
The Oscar-nominated actress is in talks to star opposite
Variety first reported that Pike, 36, is circling the film.
Published in 1964, "Good-by" is the first of 21 books about "salvage consultant" Travis McGee (to be played by Bale), a beach bum who makes a living recovering others' property, usually through extra-legal means. Details about Pike's potential character have not been revealed.
The London-born actress is best known for her chilling performance as a mysterious missing housewife in the 2014 David Fincher-directed thriller "Gone Girl," a critical and commercial hit for Fox that earned Pike her first Oscar nomination. Her other film credits include "Die Another Day," "Pride & Prejudice," "An Education," "Jack Reacher" and
Pike is also attached to star in Fox's survival love story "The Mountain Between Us" with