You Heard The One About The Old Man And The Gun? This Isn’t A Joke

Robert Redford has long been an inspiration to independent filmmakers the world over, so when I came across this trailer for his last (yes, he’s said this is his last) film, The Old Man And The Gun, I knew I needed to see it.

This film looks phenomenal. With an excellent cast including Sissy Spacek, Redford (of course), and 2017 Best Actor winner Casey Affleck, it’s sure to have us all spellbound from start to end. Set to release in November here in Australia, the film is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker a notorious criminal known for his charm and incredible ability to break out of almost every prison he was ever sent to.

“I’m not talking about making a living, I’m just talking about livin’.”

Taking a lot of its input from The New Yorker article with the same name written by David Grann, the screenplay was written by David Lowery who is also directing the film. Personally, I can’t wait to see The Old Man And The Gun. The trailer alone looks heartwarming and is already encouraging this filmmaker to get busy livin’, and I’m sure it’s going to inspire independent filmmakers everywhere to do the same.

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  • Charis Joy Jackson

    Producer, Director, Writer, Actress

    Charis Joy Jackson is a writer, director, producer and teacher working with The Initiative Production Company. During the day she makes movies and in her spare time is writing a novel. She's a self-proclaimed nerd who wishes she could live in Hobbiton. You can follow her on Instagram @charisjoyjackson

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