Hollywood legend Ann-Margret has joined the cast of Zach Braff’s “Going in Style” remake as Alan Arkin’s love interest, TheWrap has learned. The duo previously shared the screen in “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” back in 2006.
Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine star as lifelong friends who decide to rob the bank that bilked them out of their hard-earned pensions.
Matt Dillon will play the FBI agent pursuing the elderly trio, while Joey King (Braff’s “Wish I Was Here”) will play Caine’s granddaughter.
The Ted Melfi-scripted New Line comedy is a remake of Martin Brest’s 1979 film, which starred Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, and George Burns.
Donald De Line is producing the film, while Tony Bill, Jonathan McCoy and Andrew Haas serve as executive producers. New Line executives Richard Brener, Sam Brown and Michael Disco are overseeing the project for the studio. Production is about to start in New York.
Ann-Margret is a two-time Oscar nominee whose last feature was the 2011 Colin Hanks indie “Lucky.” She recently appeared on the second season of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” and her last studio comedy was Disney’s 2009 comedy “Old Dogs” starring John Travolta and Robin Williams.
Ann-Margret is represented by ICM Partners and manager Alan Margulies.