Matt Dillon, who just wrapped up the first season of Fox’s Wayward Pines, and Ann-Margret are now set to join Zach Braff’s GOING IN STYLE remake. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin lead the New Line comedy as a group of retirees who, after discovering that their earned pensions have been sold without their knowledge, decide to rob the bank that robbed them.
Dillon will play FBI agent Hammer, who sets out after the lifelong pals as they continue on their elderly crime spree. Joey King (Braff’s Wish I Was Here) will play Arkin’s granddaughter while Margret will play a love interest to Arkin. Margret and Arkin previously starred together in 2006’s The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.
The original 1979 film of the same name starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg. The remake, which was scripted by Ted Melfi, is about to commence filming in New York, with Tony Bill, Jonathan McCoy and Andrew Haas executive producing. Richard Brener, Samuel J. Brown and Michael Disco will oversee for New Line.
Aside from his stint on M. Night Shyamalan’s summer series Wayward Pines, Dillon also appeared opposite Jay Baruchel and Kurt Russell in The Art of The Steal. Up next, he’ll star in the biopic Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story and MGM’s untitled Eddie Maloney biopic. He’s repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
Margret has taken a short break from features, last appearing in 2011 indie Lucky and Disney’s 2009 comedy Old Dogs. The two-time Academy Award nominee and Hollywood darling was also featured in the second season of Showtime’s drama series Ray Donovan. She’s represented by ICM and Alan Margulies.
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This news was first reported by Deadline and TheWrap.