Matt Dillon Will Be Going In Style

In a new version of the George Burns caper comedy


by James White |
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Zach Braff might not be the first person you’d think of to be directing a remake of 1979 George Burns comedy** Going In Style**, but that’s exactly what’s happening. He’s now added Matt Dillon to the cast.

Dillon joins Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin in the film, which has a script from Ted Melfi. The original movie starred Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as bored Brooklyn senior citizens who hatch a plan to rob a bank. They pull off the caper wearing Groucho Marx disguises and then significantly increase their earnings with some casino luck. Their story becomes a media cause célèbre, but ill health and killjoy cops but a dampener on their adventures.

In the new take, the three main men are retired types who lose their pensions when the company they’ve toiled for all their lives is sold to a foreign corporation. Looking for a way to stay afloat, they hatch a plan to rob the bank that is withholding their hard-earned lucre, and attract the interest of an FBI agent (Dillon), who tracks them after the incident.

Dillon has been most recently seen in TV mystery Wayward Pines, and is contributing a voice to indie ‘toon Rock Dog.

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