Zach Braff has spent most of his filmmaking career being beaten up. Even though it was a Sundance Film Festival darling (and currently holds 86% on Rotten Tomoatoes, just fyi), “Garden State” has become an indie film joke, and the actor/director drew criticism when he launched a crowd-funding campaign for his far less well-received “Wish I Was Here.” But for his next movie, he’s doing something that’s perhaps a little less personal, but gives him a chance to exercise some new filmmaking muscles: directing a remake of the 1979 heist movie “Going In Style.” And the first trailer is here.
The redo of Martin Brest‘s original has a script by Theodore Melfi (“St. Vincent“), stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin, and follows some retirees who lose their pensions, and set out to rob the banks that failed them. “There is such animosity toward the banks and people feeling like they never got their due after 2008,” Braff told EW. “There’s something incredibly fun about the superheroes who are getting their revenge finally on the banks are Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Christopher Lloyd.”
“Going In Style” opens on April 7, 2017.