Going in Style Remake Photo Unites Oscar Winning Cast
Production is under way in New York City on director Zach Braff's comedy remake Going in Style. The first photo from the set has emerged, featuring stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin, and the director also shared a photo of himself alongside these cast members on his Twitter page. The set photo features these three stars heading out for a jog in the Big Apple.
Going in Style centers on a trio of senior citizens who grow bored of retirement. They all hatch a plan to rob a bank and take their winnings to Las Vegas, in an effort to spice up their lives. The original Going in Style hit theaters in 1979, starring George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg. The remake's supporting cast includes Joey King and Katlyn Carlson in unspecified roles.
The Going in Style remake has been in the works for quite some time, with Don Scardino (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) initially attached to direct back in 2013. Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent) wrote the screenplay and is set to produce with Donald De Line (Pain & Gain) and Tony Bill, who produced the original Going in Style. It isn't known how long production is slated to last on this movie remake.
Going in Style marks Zach Braff's third time at the helm, following his 2004 directorial debut Garden State and last year's Wish I Was Here. This project also marks his third collaboration with actress Joey King, who starred alongside the actor/filmmaker in Oz: The Great and Powerful and Wish I Was Here, where Zach Braff played her father. It isn't known if the director will also have a role in front of the camera for this project as well.
New Line Cinema has set a May 6, 2016 release date for Going in Style, putting it up against the highly-anticipated superhero movie, Captain America: Civil War. We'll be sure to keep you posted as soon as more photos arrive from the set, but until then, take a look at these images below. Are you excited to see this story brought to life again?