Tell me how this sounds: Robert De Niro as a cash-strapped film producer, Morgan Freeman as a mobster, and Tommy Lee Jones as a washed-up Western star. That’s all I needed to be onboard with “The Comeback Trail”, the new crime comedy from George Gallo.
Set in 1974, De Niro’s character finds himself in deep debt with a local mobster played by Freeman. After an accidental death on the set of another movie earns its producer $5 million in insurance money, De Niro devises a scam. Hire fading Western star Duke Montana (Jones), insure him for a ton of money, and then set up his “accidental” death while shooting the film. The first trailer shows Gallo and his cast having loads of fun with the concept. Hopefully we in the audience will too.
“The Comeback Trail” is set to release November 13th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.