'Burt Wonderstone' Director Tapped for 'Going in Style' Remake

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Don Scardino

Don Scardino will direct the project, a remake of a 1979 George Burns caper.

Don Scardino, who is prepping New Line’s The Incredible Burt Wonderstone for a March release, will direct the company’s remake of the 1979 movie Going in Style.

The original movie starred George BurnsArt Carney and Lee Strasberg as seniors who, tired of the monotonous life of feeding pigeons and waiting for Social Security checks, decide to rob a bank.

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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.

Scardino is a veteran TV director who has helmed more than 35 episodes of 30 Rock, with other credits ranging from Rescue Me and Hope & Faith to The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.