Theodore Melfi is in talks to direct the Going in Style remake for New Line Cinema. We reported in January that Don Scardino (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) was attached to direct, but negotiations were never finalized.
The timing worked out perfectly for Theodore Melfi, who also wrote the script for this comedy remake. The writer was in the middle of making his directorial debut with St. Vincent de Van Nuys, starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy, when Don Scardino was originally supposed to shoot the film. He wouldn't have been able to commit to Going in Style if the studio had asked for an earlier shoot, as originally planned.
The1979 comedy Going in Style starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as three Brooklyn retirees who plan a bank heist using novelty Groucho Marx glasses. The studio will begin focusing on casting once Theodore Melfi's deal is finalized.
Donald De Line is producing alongside original Going in Style producer Tony Bill. No production schedule was given.