How Conde Nast Entertainment Is Chasing Oscar Glory

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When most people think of Conde Nast, what likely comes to mind is a 100-year-old magazine publisher that houses some of the most prolific brands online and in print.
While that wouldn’t be far off, given that Conde Nast owns over 15 brands inclu…

Robert Redford on His Retirement: ‘I Can’t Last Forever’

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Robert Redford may have said he was retiring after his latest film, “The Old Man and the Gun,” but the legendary actor and director isn’t so sure right now. “I don’t know if [‘Old Man and the Gun’] is the last one,” the 82-year-old star told Variety at…

Telluride Film Review: ‘The Old Man & the Gun’

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When Robert Redford was younger, the matinee-idol handsome actor would make it a point to give the camera his “good side,” and audiences would melt. He’s older now and makes no attempt to hide it, but then, he doesn’t need to. People don’t forget a per…

Robert Redford’s ‘The Old Man And The Gun’ Premiere: Star Says Of Pending Acting Retirement, “That’s Enough” – Telluride

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The movie portion of the 45th Telluride Film Festival got underway in style with this afternoon’s Patrons screening (a “sneak preview” for those who paid $4,900 for a pass) of Fox Searchlight’s The Old Man and the Gun. Star Robe…

‘The Old Man & The Gun’ Trailer: Robert Redford Knocks Over Banks – Very Politely And Very Often

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Cop asks just-robbed bank exec: “Was he armed?” The reply: “Well, he had a gun … but he was also sort of a gentleman.” Another tells a detective, “He seemed like a nice enough fella.” Such is the M.O. of Forres…

Keith Carradine On The Case For ‘Old Man And The Gun’

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EXCLUSIVE: Keith Carradine has joined the cast of Old Man And The Gun, the David Lowery-directed drama that stars Robert Redford and Casey Affleck. It’s a reunion of sorts for Carradine, who along with Affleck starred in Lowery’s 2013 pic Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.
Fox Searchlight acquired distribution rights to Old Man And The Gun in March, sparking to the true story based on David Grann’s 2003 New Yorker article. It centers on Redford’s Forrest Tucker, a career bank…

Fox Searchlight Lands Robert Redford & Casey Affleck Starrer ‘The Old Man And The Gun’

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EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight is closing a deal for distribution rights in the U.S., Canada and UK to The Old Man And The Gun, the David Lowery-directed drama that teams Robert Redford and Casey Affleck. Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tiki Sumpter and Isiah Whitlock are also set and Tom Waits and Elizabeth Moss are negotiating to join a film that begins shooting April 3 in Cincinnati. Redford plays the title character in a film based on the true story that originated in a 2003 N…

Tika Sumpter Joins Casey Affleck In ‘The Old Man And The Gun’

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EXCLUSIVETika Sumpter, who starred as Michelle Obama in Southside With You, has been cast in David Lowery‘s The Old Man And The Gun, co-starring opposite Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford, who is attached to produce.
Based on a 2003 New Yorker article by David Grann, the pic follows Forrest Tucker (Redford), an outlaw with 18 successful prison breaks and a lifetime of bank robberies to his name. Affleck plays a detective who becomes captivated…

Casey Affleck, Robert Redford Join David Lowery’s ‘Old Man and the Gun’

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Robert Redford and Casey Affleck are suiting up for a crime caper told across decades.

In a deal packaged ahead of next week’s American Film Market, “The Old Man and the Gun” will be from director David Lowery, who last helmed “Pete’s Dragon.”

Endgame Entertainment and SPK Pictures are financing the project, produced by Conde Nast premium video czar Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler.

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“Old Man” is based on 2003 New Yorker story by David Grann, about the true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), “an outlaw with 18 successful prison breaks and a lifetime of bank robberies to his name.”

Lowery also wrote the screenplay, which will cover Forrest’s twilight years — from his escape from San Quentin State Prison at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists.

Shooting starts next spring in Ohio. Rocket Science will handle international sales at AFM. WME and CAA are handling US domestic rights.

“With Casey Affleck hotly tipped for 2017’s Academy Awards, this is going to be a truly thrilling production,” said Rocket Science founder Thorsten Schumacher in a statement, referring to Affleck’s turn in “Manchester by the Sea.”

Lowery and Affleck are represented by WME. Redford is repped by WME and Jackoway Tyerman.

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