Robert Redford, who achieved stardom playing charming criminals in early hits like “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “The Sting,” returns to his outlaw ways in the trailer for his new fact-based drama “The Old Man & the Gun.”
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, David Lowery’s film follows the charming crook (Redford) from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
Wrapped up in the pursuit are Det. John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
The cast also includes Tika Sumpter, Danny Glover and Tom Waits.
Lowery also wrote the script, an adaptation of David Grann’s New Yorker story about Tucker.
Redford, James D. Stern, Dawn Ostroff, Jeremy Steckler, Anthony Mastromauro, Toby Halbrooks, James Johnston and Bill Holderman produced.
Fox Searchlight will release the movie on September 28. Watch the trailer above.