Peter Dinklage is in early talks to join Christian Bale in Fox 2000’s “The Deep Blue Good-by.”

Rosamund Pike also stars with James Mangold directing.

Dennis Lehane wrote the script with Scott Frank writing the latest draft. Pic is based on the Travis McGee series by author John D. MacDonald.

Written by MacDonald in 1964, “The Deep Blue Good-by” is the first in a series of 21 books that followed Travis McGee (Bale), a self-described “salvage consultant” who recovers others’ property for a fee and along the way gets into trouble fighting bad guys and wooing women.

Chernin Entertainment is producing with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran through Appian Way along with Amy Robinson.

Dinklage is repped by CAA, manager David Ginsberg and attorney Karl Austen.