Lionsgate Dates 'Dirty Grandpa' for 2015, 'Now You See Me 2' for 2016
by Ethan Anderton
September 9, 2014
Following news that Robert De Niro and Zac Efron would team on the comedy Dirty Grandpa, Lionsgate has just revealed that they'll release the comedy (which may end up being called Driving Dick Kelly) on December 25th, 2015 for some counter-programming alongside Mission: Impossible 5. The film directed by Dan Mazer (I Give It a Year) follows an uptight guy (Efron) who, right before his wedding, is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather (De Niro), a former Army general, to Florida for spring break. There's the potential for fun here, but De Niro's comedies are more miss than hit. And there's more!
The studio also announced that they will release Now You See Me 2 in theaters on June 10th, 2016. It's not clear if the film will have a different title, but Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will all return in the sequel which will now be directed by G.I. Joe: Retaliation helmer Jon M. Chu. No word on where the story will take The Four Horsemen this time, but the first film delivered some original, albeit a little hollow, adventure and fun, so here's hoping the sequel ups the ante a bit. Stay tuned for updates on both projects.