Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck to Star in 'The Old Man and the Gun'

Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck to Star in 'The Old Man and the Gun'

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Thorsten Schumacher's fledgling sales outfit Rocket Science will launch sales at the AFM on David Lowery's (Ain't Them Bodies Saints) upcoming crime caper The Old Man and The Gun.

Robert Redford and Casey Affleck are due to star in the movie, financed by Endgame Entertainment and Karl Spoerri's Zurich-based SPK Pictures are finaning with Endgame's James D. Stern producing alongside Condé Nast's Jeremy Steckler and Dawn Ostroff.

Robert Redford, Anthony Mastromauro and Bill Holderman are also producing.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in early spring 2017 in Ohio.

Rocket Science will handle international sales commencing at AFM, with WME and CAA handling US domestic rights.

Based on a 2003 New Yorker article by David Grann, The Old Man and The Gun tells the true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), an outlaw with 18 successful prison breaks and a lifetime of bank robberies to his name. …

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