'The Old Man and the Gun' trailer reveals Robert Redford's swan song

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a first look at “The Old Man and the Gun,” a true story about a bank robber nearing the end of his career, still evading the law. Check out the trailer in the player above.

“The Old Man and the Gun” is directed by David Lowery, whose previous credits include “A Ghost Story” (2017), “Pete’s Dragon” (2016) and “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” (2013). In it, Robert Redford returns to the big screen one last time to play Forrest Tucker, an aging escape artist. The “mostly true story” follows Tucker who, at an early age, began thieving and wound up in and out of jail for the majority of his life. But Tucker’s true calling wasn’t the crime, it was the escape from punishment over and over again.

In the trailer, Tucker meets Jewel (Sissy Spacek) and explains to her what his profession is, quickly pulling her into his charm. Tucker’s true gentleman nature is one of the reasons none of the people he robbed saw it coming.

Just as the film depicts Tucker’s last ride, “The Old Man and the Gun” marks Robert Redford’s last movie before retirement. To date, Redford has won four Academy Awards, both for acting and directing. Be sure to catch his final cinematic adventure when “The Old Man and the Gun” hits theaters September 28, 2018.


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