The Gigli reunion you always wanted is coming sooner than you think. Christopher Walken and Al Pacino have reunited for the next film from Fisher Stevens (yes, the one from Short Circuit) titled Stand Up Guys. Set to premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival then open in January, we’ve got the first still above, which feature our main trio, which also includes Alan Arkin. Check out a synopsis below for the film also starring Julianna Margulies.
“Stand Up Guys” stars Academy Award® winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in a tough but touching action comedy as retired gangsters who reunite for one epic last night. Val (Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc (Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon reteam with another old pal, Hirsch (Arkin). Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. And despite their age, their capacity for mayhem is still very much alive and well – bullets fly as they make a hilariously valiant effort to compensate for the decades of crime, drugs and sex they’ve missed. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys’ legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.
Stand Up Guys is set to open on January 11th from Lionsgate, while we also have news of another old-timer get together to bookend the year, as CBS Films announced a December 20th, 2013 release for Jon Turtletaub‘s Last Vegas, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman. That film follows four friends who head to Sin City to throw a bachelor and probable hilarity ensues, so if you’re into aging stars acting young, 2013 sounds like your dream year in cinema.
Are you looking forward to Stand Up Guys? What about Last Vegas?
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