The only thing better than Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman is Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman set dead-smack in the middle of the fabulous 70s with an elaborate plot to kill Tommy Lee Jones. Sound like a fever dream? Well, its actually the convoluted plot to the newest action comedy, The Comeback Trail, that is set to be release November 13th, 2020.
The trailer sets the scene perfectly- Robert De Niro is a desperate movie producer who has found both himself and his fellow producer, played by Zach Braff, indebted to the mob. Short on both money and time, the pair create an elaborate insurance scam in which they set up the star of their next film, played by Jommy Lee Jones, to die during production in order to collect the insurance money. Jones’s character appears to be the perfect target as he is an elderly man who seems to have little regard for his own life.
The trailer shows the many failed attempts to orchestrate Jones’s death in a hilarious twist that makes the viewer almost enjoy the idea of De Niro and Braff pull off Jone’s untimely demise.
Will they be able to deliver Morgan Freeman the money in 72 hours, or will there be a twist that save them all, especially Jones? Luckily, we won’t have to wait too long to find out!