After breaking Kickstarter records with his scrappy drama Wish I Was Here, and ruffling a few feathers in the process, Zach Braff is back in the director’s chair, and this time it’s for a Hollywood studio. Remaking Martin Brest’s 1979 film Going in Style, he’s brought together Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin, and the first trailer has landed today.
Scripted by Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures), the film follows life-long friends who team up to rob a bank after they lose their pension. Judging from the trailer, fans of geriatric comedies such as Last Vegas and Stand Up Guys will find some comfort here, and for everyone else, well, use your judgement. Check out the trailer and poster below for the film also starring Joey King, Matt Dillon, and Ann-Margret.
Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty, in director Zach Braff’s comedy “Going in Style.”
Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
The film also stars two-time Oscar nominee Ann-Margret (“Tommy,” “Carnal Knowledge”) as Annie, a grocery cashier who’s been checking Al out in more ways than one. Joey King (“Wish I Was Here”) stars as Joe’s whip-smart granddaughter, Brooklyn; with Oscar nominee Matt Dillon (“Crash”) as FBI Agent Hamer; and Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future” trilogy) as the guys’ lodge buddy, Milton. John Ortiz (“Silver Linings Playbook”) also stars as Jesus, a man of unspecified credentials who agrees to show the guys the ropes, and Peter Serafinowicz (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Joe’s former son-in-law, Murphy, whose pot clinic connections may finally prove useful.
Going in Style opens on April 7, 2017.