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Casey Affleck and Robert Redford join David Lowery's The Old Man and The Gun

Aint Them Bodies Saints

Story by Jack Foley

CASEY Affleck is to reunite with director David Lowery for crime caper The Old Man and The Gun.

The film, which is based on a 2003 New Yorker article written by David Grann, also stars Robert Redford.

Redford will play Forrest Tucker, a man born in 1920 who, as a lifelong bank robber, spent most of his life either in jail or escaping from it. He absconded a total of 18 times.

Like the article, Lowery’s screenplay will retrace Forrest’s later years, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that continue to confound authorities and enchant the public.

Tucker was caught by police after a robbery and high-speed chase in 2000 and sentenced to 13 years. He died in 2005.

Affleck will play a detective who becomes captivated with Forrest’s story, which extends to a love interest.

Principal photography is due to begin in early Spring 2017 on location in Ohio.

Affleck and Lowery last worked together on the acclaimed crime drama Aint Them Bodies Saints in 2013.

Since then, Affleck has appeared in Triple 9 and is winning widespread acclaim and awards buzz for his latest role in Manchester By the Sea.

Lowery directed this year’s Disney hit Pete’s Dragon, which also starred Redford in a supporting role.

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