Two years ago we started to hear that Robert De Niro might reprise his role from the Martin Brest-directed suspense comedy Midnight Run, in which De Niro played a bounty hunter on the trail of a mob accountant (Charles Grodin). There were a lot of questions, chief among which was “why?” Midnight Run is a lively, entertaining movie, but not one that ever demanded a follow-up. Not to mention that Grodin has basically retired from acting.

Soon we heard that, in addition to De Niro, Grodin would be open to doing the film if it didn’t take him far from home, and Martin Brest might even return.

Well, that’s not quite what is happening. While Grodin’s participation remains uncertain, Brest is almost certainly not going to direct, because Brett Ratner is in talks to take that job. Read More »

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