You better get off his lawn before this grandpa takes matters into his own hands.
Nicolas Cage continues to straddle the line between genius and madness as he now plays a surly grandfather who has acquired a special set of skills in his past career. The infamously eccentric actor has the rare distinction of being self-aware of his online reputation while continually feeding the unintentional comedy with his own personal truth. In an age where Cage can make a movie like The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which parodies himself, as well as give an acclaimed, understated performance in a film like Pig, there is certainly no predictable trajectory of his already varied career.
Enter The Retirement Plan, which has just released a trailer from Falling Forward and Productivity Media. The film stars Cage as well as Ashley Greene, Ron Perlman, Jackie Earle Haley, Joel David Moore, Grace Byers, and Ernie Hudson.
The synopsis, per Deadline, reads,
In The Retirement Plan, when Ashley (Ashley Greene) and her young daughter Sarah (Thalia Campbell) get caught up in a criminal enterprise that puts their lives at risk, she turns to the only person who can help – her estranged father Matt (Nicolas Cage), a retired beach bum. Their reunion is fleeting as they are soon tracked down by crime boss Donnie (Jackie Earle Haley) and his lieutenant (Ron Perlman). The bad guys get more than they bargained for because Matt is not the wacky character he appears to be.
The movie is directed by Tim Brown, who tells Deadline, “I am thrilled to be working with Falling Forward and Productivity Media on the theatrical release of this film. I’m super grateful to Nic and the rest of the cast, and being able to watch this film in theaters is a childhood dream come true.” Scott Kennedy, President of Falling Forward Films, adds to the enthusiasm, “This film is destined to be another classic Nic Cage action-comedy. We are big supporters of the theatrical experience and there is nothing better than to have the audience experience the laughter and the thrills of The Retirement Plan on the big screen.”
The Retirement Plan is due to hit screens in the U.S. on August 25.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/the-retirement-plan-nicolas-cage/