Zach Braff talks remaking ‘Going In Style’ with his dream cast

Freeman lost a bet to Braff and had to record his outgoing voicemail message. … [The actors] loved it. I think they got adrenaline from it.”
Watch   the full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, streaming now on People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). According to Braff, it’s a common request for the Shawshank Redemption star. In the wrong hands, the script could’ve been really bad. “The stunt men did very little of it. But Braff doesn’t take credit for landing the big names. Then we needed the love interest for Alan Arkin, and we thought who better than Ann-Margret because we want a female living legend to go with our male living legends.”
While Braff   admits taking on a project of such magnitude was “completely intimidating,” he says his cast was “game to do it all.”
“They rarely said no to doing something, and I had pretty elaborate stunt sequences with them riding this stolen electric shopping cart through the streets of Williamsburg and weaving in and out of cars and firing guns,” he said. “I have to give credit where credit is due,” explains Braff. Going in Style, the tale of three life-long friends who risk everything to take on the bank that caused their financial demise, stars   Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane, Alan Arkin, and Ann-Margret. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the app for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity, iOS and Android devices. For Zach Braff’s latest project, a remake of the 1979 movie Going In Style,   the actor-director worked with   his dream cast. Other fun secrets from the set? They (Freeman, Cane and Arkin) read it, and   they loved it, and they all signed on one by one. “Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures) just wrote this wonderful script. Going in Style is in theaters now. Show Full Article Watch the full interview above.