Director George Gallo‘s The Comeback Trail looks to have shades of Mel Brooks‘ The Producers and Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1995 hit, Get Shorty.
This remake of the Harry Hurwitz’s 1982 (scripted by Gallo and Josh Posner) stars Robert DeNiro and Zach Braff as movie producers who owe money to Morgan Freeman‘s mobster. They hire Tommy Lee Jones‘ ageing movie star for an insurance scam in the hope that he dies during the making of the movie. Things don’t go to plan.
This looks like fun.
The Comeback Trail opens in US cinemas on 23 July 2021.