Jacki Weaver and Alan Arkin co-star in film about two senior citizens on the lam
"Wild Oats" is billed as a cross between "Sideways" and "Thelma and Louise." In the film, two senior citizens (MacLaine and Weaver) take off for Las Vegas after an accounting error gives them a $1 million social security windfall. The good times are cut short, however, and they soon find themselves as fugitives from justice.
London and LA-based Stealth Media Group (SMG) is backing the comedy. Gary Kanew and Claudia Myers wrote the script, which will be produced by Blythe Frank, Agathe David-Weill and Alexander Tabrizi, with Michael Mailer executive producing.