Magazine article Screen International

Fox Searchlight Boards 'Old Man and the Gun'

Magazine article Screen International

Fox Searchlight Boards 'Old Man and the Gun'

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Film is based on article in The New Yorker magazine.

Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired North American and UK rights to David Lowery's Old Man And The Gun.

Endgame Entertainment financed and produced the crime drama that just wrapped production in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Old Man And The Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, from his escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Lowery wrote and directed the film based on a short story by David Grann that appeared in The New Yorker.

The film stars Oscar winners Robert Redford, Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek, alongside Danny Glover, Tom Waits and Tika Sumpter.

Endgame Entertainment's James D. Stern, Condé Nast Entertainment's Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler produced.

Wildwood Enterprises, Identity Films' Anthony Mastromauro, Sailor Bear's Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston and Bill Holderman also produced.

Julie Goldstein, Lucas Smith, Patrick Newall and Tango Entertainment's Tim Headington served as executive producers.

"We are thrilled to be part of a film with such an extraordinarily talented cast," Searchlight presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula said. "David Lowery directing the incomparable Robert Redford in such a compelling and incredible real life story is exactly the kind of project we seek out. …

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