Let’s face it. Making a movie has never been as easy as it seems. There’s a lot of things that have to fall into place just right before the cameras can even roll. But the common denominator, the one factor that can make anything happen, is money.
Over the weekend, the trailer for The Comeback Trail, a new dark comedy starring Robert De Niro, was released. The film follows De Niro as a producer who is having a rather hard time getting his new movie funded. He then realizes that a sure fire way to make sure he has the funding is by, essentially, making sure the lead actor dies during production, so that they can get an insurance payout.
The film is a remake of a 1982 film of the same name that starred Chuck McCann and Buster Crabbe and is pretty impossible to find today. (A single black and white clip is all we could find on YouTube). And rounding out the pretty big name cast is Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Zach Braff, Emile Hirsch, and Eddie Griffin.
The Comeback Trail hits theaters in November.