Al Pacino And Christopher Walken’s Stand Up Guys Gets A Release Date

With the recent success of action films targeted at an older demographic, Lionsgate has decided to get in on the fun. The studio has finally scheduled a release date for its next film, which will follow in the footsteps of Summit Entertainment’s 2010 hit, Red.

Starring Academy Award winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan ArkinStand Up Guys is currently in production and tells the story of three “retired gangsters who reunite for one epic night.”

If numbers from The Expendables 2, which features action heroes that might be considered “past their prime,” are any indication of box office trends, then I have no doubt that Stand Up Guys will be a success.

Although it might miss out on the attention from younger generations, the actors involved have enough clout to nab the interest of a wide array of moviegoers nonetheless.

With Red 2 on its way from virtually the same studio, now that Summit and Lionsgate are a pair, it will be interesting to see how Stand Up Guys fares with a little in-house competition.

Stand Up Guys is scheduled for limited release on January 11, 2013. The project is being produced by Lakeshore Entertainment under Tom Rosenberg, Sidney Kimmel, Jim Tauber and Gary Lucchesi.

Have you had enough aging action heroes on the big screen for one lifetime? Or is this an untapped demographic finally having its heyday?

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Lindsay Sperling

Lindsay Sperling has A.D.D. and her tastes reflect it. Her movie collection boasts everything from Casablanca to John Tucker Must Die to every season of Sons of Anarchy to-date. She adamantly supported a Veronica Mars Movie (yes, she did make a donation to see it happen..and also possibly for the t-shirt), hopes that the Fast & Furious franchise continues far into the future, and has read every popular YA book series turned film in recent years (except Harry Potter..). When she's not on an indie film set or educating the youth of America, she uses her time arguably productive as a freelance writer.