Starring the celebrated Nicolas Cage, known for “National Treasure”, “The Retirement Plan” is an upcoming crime action-comedy movie crafted by the creative genius, Tim Brown. This film spins the tale of Ashley and her young daughter, Sarah, who have to seek help from Ashley’s alienated father, Matt. They cross paths with some criminals and find Matt living as a retired beach bum in the Cayman Islands.
This is Cage’s fourth lead role this year, besides his cameo in The Flash, after the recently premiered Renfield and the impending Sympathy for the Devil. We’ve seen Cage don different hats, from comedy roles to playing an assassin, yet his portrayal of a retired old man living as a beach bum is a fresh addition to his repertoire. Grab your favorite beach drink, and gear up for a virtual Caribbean getaway this summer. However, before that, let’s delve into the details about The Retirement Plan, including release dates, plot, cast, and characters.
The Release Date for ‘The Retirement Plan’
The Retirement Plan is due for release on August 25, 2023, in cinemas across the United States.
Where Can You Stream ‘The Retirement Plan’?
With a theatrical release, the movie will be initially available on the big screen. In due course, expect a digital release on-demand or on popular streaming platforms.
An Insight into ‘The Retirement Plan’ Trailer
Picture Nicolas Cage in a Hawaiian shirt, emanating Big Lebowski vibes. The trailer offers a taste of the plot, showcasing a series of high-speed action scenes. We get a glimpse of Matt’s (Cage) life turned upside down when his daughter Ashley needs his help against some criminals. When she witnesses him fend off the chasing criminals, she starts questioning her father’s true identity. The trailer is a blend of action and comedy, highlighting Ashley’s struggles to protect her family and unveil the truth about her father, with Matt’s story emerging as the highlight.
The Creative Team Behind ‘The Retirement Plan‘
Tim Brown, a renowned director-producer in television and film, who has directed films like 3 Days in Havana, Cradle, Buckley’s Chance, etc., and produced the series Blood and Water, has also penned down this film. He’s also the executive producer for The Retirement Plan, with William G. Santor, Doug Murray, and Nicholas Tabarrok serving as producers. The film was shot on location in the Cayman Islands in 2021, giving us genuine views of the beautiful Caribbean seascape.
The Cast Ensemble for ‘The Retirement Plan‘
Nic Cage, who plays Matt, is supported by a stellar cast, including Ashley Greene, known for Twilight, playing his daughter Ashley. The role of Matt’s granddaughter, Sarah, is portrayed by child actor Thalia Campbell. On the villains’ side, we see Jackie Earle Haley playing Donnie, a crime boss, and Ron Perlman as Bobo, Donnie’s lieutenant. Other cast members include Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Grace Byers (Empire), Rick Fox (All Rise), Lynn Whitfield, and Dax Ravina (Daniel’s Gotta Die).
The Plot of ‘The Retirement Plan‘
The official synopsis revolves around Ashley and Sarah, who end up amidst a criminal enterprise that threatens their lives. They seek help from Matt, Ashley’s estranged father, who’s living a quiet beach life in the Cayman Islands, which is disrupted by the crime boss Donnie and his lieutenant Bobo. The more time Ashley spends with Matt, the more she gets curious about his secret past.
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