They're old. They all have Oscars. They have nothing to lose.
Hollywood stalwarts Christopher Walken, Al Pacino and Alan Arkin star in a comedy about a wild reunion among three aging con men in "Stand Up Guys." Opening in theaters January 11, 2013 -- about a few weeks after the Oscar cutoff point -- something tells me these guys are having fun on this one and leaving the Oscar race to the youngins this year.
The trailer, seen here first exclusively on Yahoo! Movies, teases the story by way of Doc (Pacino) confessing his sins to a priest. Along with snippets of drugs, car chases, gun play and old codger jokes ("It's a button," Walken explains to Arkin, who is having trouble starting their stolen car), the raucous times in store are also revealed when the priest says to Doc, "I don't think you can Hail Mary your way out of this one."
The guys feel the need to make up for lost time when Val (Walken) gets out of jail. What first begins as a free-for-all party turns into a desperate situation when one of the guys has to make good on the demands of a former mob boss.
"Guys" marks actor-turned-director Fisher Stevens' first time helming a feature-length film that will surely be seen in more than 20 theaters. (He directed a little-known 2002 comedy "Just a Kiss" -- starring Kyra Sedgwick and Marisa Tomei -- that screened in just a few theaters.) Remember Stevens as the unintentionally racist character Ben Jahrvi from 1986's "Short Circuit"?
Also, this isn't the first time Walken has appeared with Pacino in a film. They both had small parts in famous 2003 box office bomb "Gigli," starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. And Pacino hasn't appeared in a film with Arkin since "Glengarry Glen Ross" 20 years ago -- for which Pacino was nominated for an Oscar.
Something tells me "Guys" is a much safer bet with these three seasoned guys as the leads, not to mention Julianna Margulies, who also stars in this crimedy.
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