Robert Redford didn’t star in any movies between 2007 and 2012, but he’s got back into the game recently, signing up for several projects. Now he’s joining forces with Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery for The Old Man and the Gun, according to THR.
Lowery is writing the script from a 2003 New Yorker article about a lifelong bank robber named Forrest Tucker. Born in the 1920s, Tucker (Redford) spent almost his entire life robbing banks, doing time in jail, and escaping from incarceration numerous times. He had over 18 prison escapes to his credit, including breakouts from legendary penal facilities Alcatraz and San Quentin.
The article, written by David Gann, focuses on a 78-year-old Forrest Tucker living in a retirement community with his third wife. However he still has the urge to knock over banks. He was caught after a high speed chase in 2000 and sentenced to 13 years in prison before his death in 2005.
David Lowery’s script will focus on a certain period in Forrest Tucker’s life, although no further details have been given. There’s no news on when it might shoot.