Director David Lowery is following up last year’s haunting elegy “A Ghost Story” with a distinctly more crowd-pleasing premise. “The Old Man and the Gun,” which recently released a brand new trailer, stars Robert Redford in his alleged final role — as an aging bank robber who serves his stick-ups with a smile. The film also stars Sissy Spacek as Redford’s love interest, and the new trailer shows a lot more of accomplices Danny Glover and Tom Waits.
Written by Lowery from an article by David Grann, “The Old Man and the Gun” tells the true story of Forrest Tucker and his unlikely escape from San Quentin at the ripe age of 70. Executing a string of heists, Tucker’s story captivated the public and confounded authorities. The film also follows detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who is charmed by Tucker during his pursuit of the aging bank robber.
“The Old Man and the Gun” also stars Tika Sumpter (“Southside with You”), John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansmen”), and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (“The Wire”). Fox Searchlight will release “The Old Man and the Gun” in theaters on September 28.
Watch the latest trailer for “The Old Man and the Gun” below.