Fox Searchlight has debuted the first trailer for David Lowery’s upcoming crime drama The Old Man And The Gun starring Robert Redford as the true-life elderly career criminal and prison escape artist Forrest Tucker, who conducts a string of bank robberies well into his 70s. As he continues his stint as a gentleman robber, he meets and falls in love with Jewel (Sissy Spacek) and is hunted by Casey Affleck‘s Detective John Hunt.
Check out the trailer for The Old Man And The Gun below:
This isn’t some guns-a-blazin’ film but a quieter period piece with a very ’70s feel to it. Lowery deliberately makes call backs to that great decade in moviemaking, aided by the casting of one of the biggest stars of that era, Robert Redford. The addition of Jackson C. Frank’s “Blues Run The Game” gives it a folksy twang that almost makes the film feel dreamlike, and marked by its director’s insistence in shooting with film stock (in this case 16mm) for textured, organic images.
Also, The Old Man And The Gun reteams Lowery with his Academy Award-winning star Redford and fellow Oscar winner Casey Affleck, with whom Lowery worked on his 2013 crime drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and his 2017 supernatural drama A Ghost Story. Lowery was recently set to helm Disney’s live-action Peter Pan.
The film is based on David Grann’s 2003 article in The New Yorker titled “The Old Man and the Gun”, which was later collected in Grann’s book The Devil and Sherlock Holmes.
The poster is a simple, crisp and decidedly old-school as the movie. It’s a beauty:
The Old Man And The Gun is scheduled to be released on September 28, 2018
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