Academy Award winner Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) is set to join the cast of Going in Style, the New Line Cinema remake of the 1979 caper comedy starring George Burns.
Fellow Oscar winners Sir Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, who team for the sixth time after The Dark Knight Trilogy and Now You See Me and its now-shooting sequel, have already been cast in the film, which is to be directed by Zach Braff (Wish I Was Here, Garden State). Ted Melfi (St. Vincent) has penned the remake, which will see Braff direct someone else’s material for the first time on film. Donald De Line is the films producer, with original film producer Tony Bill also on board.
The 1979 pic, directed by Martin Brest (Beverly Hills Cop, Midnight Run) also starred Art Carney and Lee Strasberg and followed three retirees who wear Groucho Marx glasses to execute a bank heist. The new version revolve around three retired men who lose their pensions when the company they’ve worked for their entire lives is sold to a foreign corporation. Desperate for money to survive, they set out to try to rob the very bank that’s withholding their money.
Set to shoot in August this year, expect Going in Style in 2016.