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Striving to prove that age is just a number, living legends Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin are all set to star in Lakeshore Entertainment's action comedy 'Stand Up Guys.' The film centers on a pair of close friends, both of whom are former criminals, who engage in one last night of unchained debauchery--which includes visiting a brothel, grand theft auto, and running from the cops--before one of them carries out his assignment to kill the other. The film is set to be directed by actor Fisher Stevens ('Short Circuit,' 'Hackers') who not long ago won an Oscar in a producer capacity for the documentary 'The Cove.' The film, at one time called 'Old Timers,'will be distributed domestically by Lionsgate and is scheduled to begin shooting in April.
The most head-scratching part of this story for me is the fact that I had no idea that Fisher Stevens was a director. He's been directing everything from shorts, to comedies, to documentaries over the last few years; all of which managed to remain completely off my radar. But obviously someone saw his work and was duly impressed to give him a project featuring not one, not two, but three Oscar-winning actors. As to 'Stand Up Guys' itself, it seems like it could be a lot of fun. It sort of sounds like the setup for a raunchy party movie with geriatric criminals substituted for thrill-seeking 30 somethings. Assuming Walken and Pacino are the two lead criminals, it will be interesting to see how Arkin fits into the mix. These are three actors whose careers are chock full of some of my all time favorite films so I am incredibly excited at this collaboration. I'm even willing to strike the memory of Pacino in 'Jack & Jill' entirely from my memory...as should we all.
What do you guys think? Are you interested in seeing 'Stand Up Guys?' Does anyone else kind of love 'Hackers?'