De Niro, Freeman, Jones Team For “Comeback”

De Niro Freeman Jones Team For Comeback

A trio of Oscar-winners are teaming for “Bad Boys” and “Midnight Run” writer George Gallo’s upcoming action-comedy “The Comeback Trail,” a remake of Harry Hurwitz’s 1982 film.

Robert De Niro plays Max Barber who, in debt to a mob boss (Morgan Freeman), creates an insurance fraud by casting washed-up, suicidal cowboy/movie star Duke Montana (Tommy Lee Jones) in a poorly written Western with the intention of killing him during the first days of filming.

Surprisingly, Duke somehow rises to the occasion, thereby redeeming his past misdeeds, and brings Max and others along on the same journey. Josh Posner co-wrote the screenplay with Gallo, Steven Tyler Sahlein is producing and shooting begins in June in New Mexico.

Source: THR