So there’s a lot of dream castings we’ like to see first up being Brad Pitt and Leonardo diCaprio in Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a time in Hollywood‘ and then at the end of the year is a real dream cast in Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman‘ which will see De Niro and Al Pacino with Joe Pesci returning to the big screen. Until then next up is a trio of Oscar winning actors namely DeNiro, Freeman, Jones or Bob, Morgan & Tommy as we never call them.
The three will be starring in writer George Gallo’s upcoming action-comedy “The Comeback Trail,” a remake of Harry Hurwitz’s 1982 film. Now you may well wonder who George Gallo is but he’s a writer with some great credits to his name probably best of which is De Niro’s first comedy Midnight Run back in 1988 but since then he’s gone on to write Bad Boys & Bad Boy II and has written the recently completed Bad Boys 3 aka Bad Boys for Life. Gallo co-wrote the screenplay with Josh Posner a relatively new writer with only a handful of credits.
The Comeback Trail has Robert De Niro as Max Barber who, in debt to a mob boss (Morgan Freeman), creates an insurance fraud by casting washed-up, suicidal cowboy/movie star Duke Montana (Tommy Lee Jones) in a poorly written Western with the intention of killing him during the first days of filming. Surprisingly, Duke somehow rises to the occasion, thereby redeeming his past misdeeds, and brings Max and others along on the same journey.
DeNiro, Freeman, Jones begin shooting the film in June in New Mexico and we can expect to see the film towards the end of 2020 and the three main stars will be joined by comedian Eddie Griffin.
Anyway here’s a clip of Robert De Niro in the very funny Midnight Run……