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Robert Redford impresses in new trailer for The Old Man and the Gun

Earlier this month Robert Redford confirmed that he would be retiring from acting, which would make THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN his final role. Although it's sad that this will be the last time in which we'll see Robert Redford on the big-screen, it looks like he's picked a hell of a film to go out on. THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN tells the (mostly) true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), a career criminal who made a habit of robbing banks and escaping from prison.

While chatting with Entertainment Weekly several weeks ago, Redford spoke about playing Tucker in the David Lowery (A GHOST STORY) film. "To me, that was a wonderful character to play at this point in my life," Redford said. "The thing that really got me about him — which I hope the film shows — is he robbed 17 banks and he got caught 17 times and went to prison 17 times. But he also escaped 17 times. So it made me wonder: I wonder if he was not averse to getting caught so he that could enjoy the real thrill of his life, which is to escape?" THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN also stars Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, and Tom Waits.

The official synopsis for THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN:

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.  Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN will hit theaters on September 28, 2018.

Source: Fox Searchlight

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