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De Niro goes on another Midnight Run sans Charles Grodin

03.05.2010

In January, we briefly mentioned the possibility of a sequel to MIDNIGHT RUN.

Well, now it's all happening.

Universal is currently developing a second installment to the 1988 comedy that starred Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. It was a really f*cking funny film. The pairing of De Niro and Grodin is one of the best. The film was about bounty hunter, Jack Walsh (De Niro) who must find mafia accountant, Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas (Grodin). Jack makes the FBI look like a bunch of dumbasses because it takes the bounty hunter no time to find The Duke. In order to collect his massive fee, Jack has to take Jonathan back to Los Angeles. On the way the two go from hating each other to creating a hilarious friendship.

Timothy Dowling (ROLE MODELS) will pen the script. In the sequel, Jack Walsh will come back, but with a younger comedic partner. Sadly, there is no news of Grodin coming back.

ROLE MODELS was really entertaining, so perhaps this has some sort of shot with Dowling writing. I just don't know that it needed a sequel. Maybe De Niro will double up on the f bombs for this one.

Extra Tidbit: "Jack? "What?" When do you think you we're gonna get to L.A.? "None of your fucking business!" Well, I have to go to the bathroom. "Shut the fuck up!" (I love you Charles Grodin.)
Source: THR

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