Check out the first trailer for the upcoming R-rated comedy Stand Up Guys
, starring Oscar winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken
and Alan Arkin
The story follows two aging criminals, one of whom has been hired to kill his friend. They decide to enjoy one last night of debauchery in which they hit up a brothel, steal some cars, and evade police but also face the choices they made in their lives.
is directing from a script by Noah Haidle, who makes his feature debut as a writer. Also starring Julianna Margulies, Mark Margolis, Katheryn Winnick, Vanessa Ferlito, Addison Timlin
and Rick Gomez
Here’s the official synopsis for the film
“Stand Up Guys” stars Academy Award® winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in a tough but touching action comedy as retired gangsters who reunite for one epic last night. Val (Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc (Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon reteam with another old pal, Hirsch (Arkin). Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. And despite their age, their capacity for mayhem is still very much alive and well – bullets fly as they make a hilariously valiant effort to compensate for the decades of crime, drugs and sex they’ve missed. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys’ legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.
Stand Up Guys
will be one of 2013’s very first releases, with an opening scheduled for January 11th, 2013.
Check out the new trailer below, then sound off with your reactions in the comments below.