Zach Braff May Direct Dustin Hoffman in Remake of 'Going in Style'
It took Zach Braff 10 years to get back behind the camera for his directorial effort Wish I Was Here, but it sounds like he's not waiting that long to do it again. Variety has word that the "Scrubs" star who has starred in both of his own films is looking to be at the helm of Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 comedy of the same name starring George Burns. The project is set up at New Line, and Braff would replace Ted Melfi (St. Vincent) as director on the project if a deal can be solidified. Since I wasn't super impressed with his sophomore film, I'm not as excited for a new Braff film, but the cast certainly grabs my attention. Read on!
Dustin Hoffman is currently in talks to join the already cast Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in the film about three retired men who decide to pull off a bank heist. In the original film, they use the iconic Grouch Marx glasses to disguise themselves, but I imagine they'll come up with something different for this remake. If the cast had a bigger ensemble, it would be a shoe-in to be called Old Man's 11, but I digress. This sounds like something drastically different from Braff's previous directing efforts, both of which were very personal and inspired in part by the actor's own experiences, and I'm all for that.