Fox Searchlight Picks Up ‘Old Man and The Gun’ With Robert Redford, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter

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Fox Searchlight Picks Up ‘Old Man and The Gun’ With Robert Redford, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter
Posted by Wilson Morales

May 18, 2017

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that the company has acquired North American and UK rights to Endgame Entertainment’s financed and produced true story OLD MAN AND THE GUN which has just wrapped production in Cincinnati, Ohio. The film is written and directed by David Lowery (PETE’S DRAGON) based on a short story by David Grann (THE LOST CITY OF Z) for The New Yorker, one of Condé Nast’s preeminent titles. The film stars Oscar winner Robert Redford (ORDINARY PEOPLE), Oscar winner Casey Affleck (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA), Oscar winner Sissy Spacek (COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER), Danny Glover (TO SLEEP WITH ANGER, DREAMGIRLS), Tom Waits (SHORT CUTS, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS) and Tika Sumpter (SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU).

OLD MAN AND THE GUN is produced by Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern, Condé Nast Entertainment’s Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler, Wildwood Enterprises, Identity Films’ Anthony Mastromauro, Sailor Bear’s Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston and Bill Holderman. Executive Producers on the film are Julie Goldstein, Lucas Smith, Patrick Newall and Tango Entertainment’s Tim Headington.

 

OLD MAN AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

 


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