The Old Man & the Gun is a 2018 American crime comedy film written and directed by David Lowery. The film is based on the true-life story of Forrest Tucker, a career criminal and prison escape artist. The script is based on David Grann’s 2003 article in The New Yorker titled “The Old Man and the Gun”, which was later collected in Grann’s book The Devil and Sherlock Holmes. It stars Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, Tom Waits and Sissy Spacek. It is reportedly Redford’s final role, as he announced his intent to retire from acting in August 2018.
It had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 31, 2018 and is scheduled to be released on September 28, 2018, by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
In October 2016, it was announced Casey Affleck and Robert Redford had joined the cast of the film, with David Lowery directing the film, from a screenplay he wrote. James D. Stern, Jeremy Steckler, Dawn Ostroff, Redford, Anthony Mastromauro, and Bill Holderman will serve as producers on the film under their Endgame Entertainment, Condé Nast banners, respectively.In March 2017, Tika Sumpter, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Elisabeth Moss, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. joined the cast of the film.In April 2017, Keith Carradine joined the cast of the film.