Regina Hall To Play In Sequel to Midnight Run
Regina Hall is slated to appear in the long awaited follow-up to 1988’s hilarious Robert De Niro film, Midnight Run.
A buddy comedy from the late 1980’s called Midnight Run was a “runaway” hit with critics and at the box-office. It earned an impressive for then $38 million at the box-office which was good for an R-rated picture. More noteworthy was the movie’s solid “A” CinemaScore grade indicating audiences just loved it. Charles Grodin, in that film, stole the show and, in his absence, who better to steal the follow up film from Robert De Niro than the absolutely hilarious Regina Hall!
Aeysha Carr of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” fame will be writing the sequel to the acclaimed 1980’s smash hit which has developed quite an enthusiastic following over the years. In the original Universal Studios picture, Robert De Niro served as a bounty hunter who was hired to bring in an innocuous crooked accountant (Grodin). These two actors’ characters ended up forming a bond that made for an absolutely fabulous time. This film was both funny and action-packed.
Regina Hall is one of the most consistently fantastic comic actresses working today so it comes as no surprise that she is going to appear in the upcoming movie. This project kicked around for years with the hopes of a sequel or remake and, now, with Hall’s casting, they have found a truly genius idea for a follow up picture.
You’ve probably seen Hall on the hit show from Hulu, “Nine Perfect Strangers.” If you’re more of a movie buff, you’ll recognize her as the best part of Girls Trip and from the very funny film, Little. She made her claim to fame in the Scary Movie comedy film series playing Brenda.
Hall will be producing the Midnight Run sequel with Jesse Collins. Robert De Niro will also serve as a producer of the film. There was a TV spin-off of the original film in the 1990’s in which De Niro did not appear.
Please take this time and seek out the original Midnight Run to enjoy a great, classic comedy. It is showing on Peacock. Keep an eye out for the scene where De Niro and Grodin, posing as the law, confiscate some big bills at a bar when they run low on cash. It’s a scene for the record books as it is absolutely hysterical. Regina Hall will be a welcome addition to the franchise. It’s unreal that it’s been 33 years since that original film graced the silver screen.
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