Jeff Bridges or Michael Douglas Could Become Old 'Dirty Grandpa'
No, it's not the name of a geriatric rapper trying to ride the coattails of Ol' Dirty Bastard, but Dirty Grandpa is the title of a new raunchy comedy from Universal. From Bad Santa sequel writer John Phillips, which gives us an idea of what we can expect from the film already, the film is said to follow a soon-to-be-married uptight grandson who is tricked into escorting his lascivious and recently widowed former Army general of a grandfather to spring break in Florida, a haven for old men with Viagra. Now Vulture says Jeff Bridges is the top choice to lead the comedy, but if that doesn't work out Michael Douglas their back-up.
This could almost serve as an unofficial sequel to The Big Lebowski in a way, with Jeff Bridges a tad older than his Coen Brothers comedy days. However, Bridges is five years younger than Douglas, so maybe it's prime time for Douglas to step into a really funny role for the first time in a long while. But when you look at characters Bridges has played in films like True Grit and Crazy Heart, he kind of makes the best drunk, fun grandfather that we can think of right now. For now Bridges has been offered the role, but no deal is in place yet, and if he passes, the film will the be offered to Douglas. Who's the better Dirty Grandpa?