‘The Retirement Plan’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage Is A Grandpa With A Violent Past

At this point, there’s simply no such thing as an uninteresting Nicolas Cage role. Even his latest movie, The Retirement Plan, which has a totally generic action movie formula of the old guy who kicks ass, is worth checking out because we all know Cage is going to do some wild shit in the role.

The plot of The Retirment Plan fins Cage as an old guy, with crazy long, flowing gray hair, who is secretly a retired assassin. That comes in handy when his daughter arrives with his granddaughter, fleeing a bunch of criminals she stole something from.

Tim Brown directs, with Ashley Greene, Thalia Campbell, Jackie Earle Haley, Ron Perlman, and Ernie Hudson as Cage’s co-stars.

Here’s the synopsis: In the film, when Ashley (Ashley Greene) and her young daughter Sarah (Thalia Campbell) get mixed up with a criminal group putting their lives at risk, she turns to the only person who can help – her estranged father Matt (Nicolas Cage), currently living the life of a retired beach bumout in the Cayman Islands. Their reunion is fleeting as they are soon tracked down on the island by crime boss Donnie (Jackie Earle Haley) and his lieutenant Bobo (Ron Perlman). As Ashley, Sarah and Matt become even more entangled in an increasingly dangerous web, Ashley quickly learns her father had a secret past that she knew nothing about and that there is more to her father than meets the eye.

The Retirement Plan opens on August 25th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.