Charles Grodin is Back in Movies for Baumbach's 'While We're Young'
Back in the spring of 2012, a sequel to the action comedy Midnight Run starring Robert De Niro and Charlies Grodin was being developed with a script from Tim Dowling (Role Models), rewritten by David Elliot and Paul Lovett (G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra), and Brett Ratner being lined up to direct. We've yet to hear anymore information on that potential plan, but at the time De Niro was excited to do the sequel, but the mostly retired Grodin wasn't ready to jump at the opportunity. The last movie Grodin made was The Ex in 2006, but now The Wrap reports he's taken a role in Noah Baumbach's new film While We're Young.
The film follows a free-spirited Brooklynite twenty-something couple who inspires an uptight documentarian and his wife to loosen up. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are playing the older couple in this scenario while Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver are playing the younger lovers. Grodin will be playing Watts' father in the film, and it's just one of two surprising additions to the cast. Recently Adam Horovitz, or Ad-Rock from the Beastie Boys, had landed a role as a married friend of Stiller and Watts. It will be nice to see Grodin back on the big screen, and maybe it will get him closer to that Midnight Run sequel.