We reported back in April that there was a possibility that actor Charles Grodin could return for an upcoming sequel and now it seems that the original film's director could also come back for the new film. Deadline New York is reporting that Grodin is being "courted to return" to the Untitled Midnight Run Sequel and that original Midnight Run director Martin Brest might return to direct the film as well.
The sequel would be a comeback for both the actor and the director, since Grodin has only appeared in one film (The Ex) since 1994 and Brest hasn't directed a film since the 2003 bomb Gigli. The site confirmed with Robert De Niro's Tribeca Films that they are pursuing both Grodin and Brest.Read More
A few days ago we reported on some new details regarding an Untitled Midnight Run Sequel which seemed to indicate that one of the original stars wouldn't appear in the sequel. Today Ain't It Cool News reports that Charles Grodin may indeed return as Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas in the sequel.
Robert De Niro revealed in the initial report that the film would center on Mardukas' son and De Niro's character, but a scooper for Ain't It Cool News says that Grodin's Mardukas character is actually in the script for the Untitled Midnight Run Sequel. Here's an excerpt from the site where they speculate how Grodin's character could be involved in the film.To be perfectly clear, what I'm about to say is 100% my own extrapolation: based on De Niro's comments earlier this week (HERE)...in which he said the sequel would involve the son of the Grodin's character...and given Agent Mosely's assertion that Grodin's character (therefore - Grodin?) is in the show...I'm betting that Grodin appears to hire De Niro to track down/bring back his son. Possibly said son has fallen in with some baddies? Or, are there other extenuating circumstances which make his retrieval important?Read More