A trio of Hollywood veterans is set for the action-comedy Stand Up Guys. THR reports that Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin will star in the project for director Fisher Stevens (Just a Kiss). The story “centers on two aging criminals, one of whom has been hired to kill his friend. They decide to enjoy one last night of debauchery in which they hit up a brothel, steal some cars and evade police but also face the choices they made in their lives.” I genuinely love Pacino, Walken, and Arkin but I can’t help but worry that the project might veer into Old Dogs territory. They’re undeniably legends of the silver screen so I’m hoping their talent won’t be wasted, but action-comedies are incredibly hard to pull off and the tone has to be nailed perfectly.
Hopefully my apprehension will be unfounded, but I remain cautiously optimistic about the project. Walken is currently filming Seven Psychopaths with Colin Farell, Arkin recently wrapped Ben Affleck’s Argo, and Pacino will next be seen in the untitled Phil Spector biopic on HBO.