New Line Cinema is mounting a remake of the 1979 heist comedy Going in Style, hiring Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent de Van Nuys) to write the screenplay.

George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg starred in the original, portraying three senior citizens who decide to rob a bank. Martin Brest made his directorial debut on the comedy, and went on to make hits such as Beverly Hills Cop, Spies Like Us, and Midnight Run.

Donald De Line has signed on to produce, with Tony Bill, a producer on the original, serving as executive producer. No production schedule was given.