Film Also Stars Tommy Lee Jones

Cloudburst has released a trailer for The Comeback Trail, which stars Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman in a 70s set action-comedy.

Based on Harry Hurwitz’s 1982 film of the same name, and set in 1974 in Los Angeles, The Comeback Trail follows a movie producer (De Niro) who owes money to a mobster (Freeman), then goes to extreme lengths to create a few deadly stunt scenes for his ageing movie star so that he dies and he can collect the insurance money to pay his debts.

The premise sounds pretty grim for a comedy.

Here’s the trailer –

The Comeback Trail’s brief synopsis reads –

“Two movie producers who owe money to the mob set up their ageing movie star for an insurance scam to try and save themselves. But they wind up getting more than they ever imagined.”

Starring alongside De Niro and Freeman are Tommy Lee Jones, Zach Braff, Emile Hirsch, Eddie Griffin & Kate Katzman. The film is directed by George Gallo.

The Comeback Trail will be released on November 13th.