There’s Robert De Niro, the actor who can still show he’s got the goods, like he surely will in next month’s “Joy” directed by David O. Russell. And then there’s the Robert De Niro that’s more familiar these days, just cashing paychecks, and taking whatever half-baked project comes his way. And so adding to a recent slate that has included “The Intern” and “Heist,” a new red band spot has landed for “Dirty Grandpa.”
The actor teams this time around with noted thespian Zac Efron, as the duo pair up and hit spring break, where the jokes will revolve around an old person doing wacky things. Here’s the official synopsis:
Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had.
Co-starring Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Jason Mantzoukas, Danny Glover, Adam Pally, and Dermot Mulroney, “Dirty Grandpa” opens on January 22, 2016.