There was a time when three names like this in a single film would inspire not only confidence, but ecstatic pandemonium throughout the movie-loving community. Of course, that was before Al Pacino had a decade of movies which suggested he didn’t give a shit about his career anymore (with exception of You Don’t Know Jack). Christopher Walken, of course, is always awesome, but his idea of continuously working and never stopping for a break means he doesn’t always have the best judgement either. But hey, toss them together with Alan Arkin and even if the script is terrible, can it possibly be bad?
Directed by Fisher Stevens (you know, Ben from Short Circuit), the film follows a group of aged con men who get back together after one of them (played by Pacino) finishes a long-time stint behind bars. They like stealing. They like drugs. They like drinking. They like women. They like guns. They’re also a little rusty.
Pacino is actually pretty lowkey in the trailer, which I appreciate. Walken is typical Walken, which I also appreciate. It’s looking to be a pretty Walken-heavy next year between this, Seven Psychopaths, and A Late Quarter with Phillip Seymour Hoffman. And who doesn’t love Arkin? Even if the trailer didn’t inspire much confidence, a movie with a cast like this can’t be bad, right? You know, just like when Pacino and De Niro teamed up for Righteous Kill…
Oh yeah. Crap.
Check out the trailer below and be sure to leave your thoughts! Will these three awesome actors pull off what should be nothing less than epic?