Robert Redford and Casey Affleck are joining forces for The Old Man and The Gun, David Lowery’s next crime drama.
Lowery previously directed Affleck in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, and had a modest hit with this summer’s well-regarded Pete’s Dragon, starring Redford. Here is the story of The Old Man and The Gun, courtesy of IndieWire:
Written by Lowery, the movie is based on a 2003 New Yorker article by David Grann and tells the true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), an outlaw with 18 successful prison breaks and a lifetime of bank robberies to his name. The film will retrace Forrest’s twilight years from his escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to his unprecedented heists that confused authorities and enchanted the public. Affleck will star as a detective who’s captivated by the lawbreaker’s commitment to his craft.
Sounds pretty solid. And Redford and Affleck make for an intriguing pairing, an old legend and the better Affleck (fight me).
The Old Man and The Gun will begin shooting early next year. No release date is attached as of yet. I suspect it will be ready for some late 2017 festival action, and Affleck very well might have an Oscar in his pocket from Manchester by The Sea.