• Lee Strasberg, George Burns, William Pabst and Art Carney in 'Going in Style' (1979). (MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY)Source: MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY
Matt Dillon and Ann-Margret are joining Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin in the reboot of the 1979 George Burns caper comedy 'Going in Style'.
Variety, Reuters

11 Aug 2015 - 12:20 PM  UPDATED 11 Aug 2015 - 12:21 PM

The original movie, which starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg, followed three retirees who wore Groucho Marx glasses to execute a bank heist. Directed by Martin Brest, the film was a solid performer for Warner, grossing US$30 million at the box office.

The new version of Going in Style will centre on three retired men - Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Cain - who lose their pensions when the company they've worked for their entire lives is sold to a foreign corporation. Desperate for money to survive, they set out to rob the very bank that's withholding their money.

Matt Dillon, who's been starring in 'Wayward Pines', will play the FBI agent who pursues the trio. Ann-Margret will portray the love interest of Arkin's character.

Zach Braff, who helmed the Kickstarter-funded comedy Wish I Was Here will direct from Ted Melfi's script.

Warner Bros.-based Donald De Line is producing while Tony Bill, who produced the original film, is executive producing.

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