New Line Remaking 1979 George Burns Film 'Going In Style' (Exclusive)
New Line is hoping that Going In Style isn’t out of style.
The Warner Bros. label is remaking the 1979 caper movie, with Donald De Line on board to produce. Tony Bill, the producer on the original, will executive produce.
Ted Melfi, who wrote and is directing the Bill Murray vehicle St. Vincent de Van Nuys, is writing the script.
The original movie starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as seniors who, tired of the monotonous life of feeding pigeons and waiting for social security, decide to rob a bank.
Martin Brest launched his career as a director with the movie, going on to helm such movies as Beverly Hills Cop and Midnight Run. (And, yes, Gigli.)
Sam Brown and Michael Disco are overseeing for New Line.
De Line is a producer on Pain & Gain, Michael Bay’s upcoming non-Transformer movie being released by Paramount in April 2013.
Mefi is repped by UTA and Infinite Management.