Nine Perfect Strangers, Black Monday and Girls Trip actress Regina Hall has signed on to star in Universal’s planned sequel to the 1988 Robert De Niro-Charles Grodin buddy comedy, Midnight Run. The Hollywood Reporter said Hall will also produce the project, alongside Tribeca Film Festival co-founders De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, and 2021 American Music Awards ceremony producer Jesse Collins.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine screenwriter Aeysha Carr is penning the film, but no details regarding its plot have been disclosed yet, additional casting — and whether De Niro will appear on screen — haven’t been revealed yet either.The original movie followed a bounty hunter (De Niro) and an accountant (Grodin,) who is afraid to fly, as they go on a cross-country road trip to evade FBI agents and gangsters. Directed by Martin Brest and written by George Gallo, the first film marked Taxi Driver and The Godfather, Part II star De Niro’s debut in a major mainstream comedy role.
Midnight Run earned about $88 million at the global box office when it was released. It also made the National Board of Review’s Top 10 list in 1988. Grodin died of bone marrow cancer earlier this year. He was 86.