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'Going in Style' Remake Hits Theaters (and a Bank too)

 

George Burns as Joe, Lee Strasberg as Willie, and Art Carney as Al starred in the original 1979 comedy "Going in Style," which was also a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin 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 new film is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name, which starred George Burns as Joe, Art Carney as Al, and Lee Strasberg as Willie. In that film, plans for the three seniors to rob a bank starts when Joe hatches the scheme to put a bit of excitement back into their lives.

The new film also stars two-time Oscar nominee Ann-Margret as Annie, a grocery cashier who's been checking Al out in more ways than one. Joey King stars as Joe's whip-smart granddaughter, Brooklyn; with Oscar nominee Matt Dillon as FBI Agent Hamer; and Christopher Lloyd as the guys' lodge buddy Milton. John Ortiz also stars as Jesus, a man of unspecified credentials who agrees to show the guys the ropes, and Peter Serafinowicz as Joe's former son-in-law, Murphy, whose pot clinic connections may finally prove useful.

Zach Braff directs from a screenplay by Theodore Melfi.

"Going in Style" is produced by Donald De Line. The executive producers are Toby Emmerich, Samuel J. Brown, Michael Disco, Andrew Haas, Jonathan McCoy, Andrew Haas, Tony Bill, who was a producer on the 1979 film "Going in Style," and Bruce Berman.

"Going in Style" opened in theaters on April 7.

 

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