Regina Hall To Star In Robert De Niro-Produced ‘Midnight Run’ Sequel

A sequel to 1988 action comedy Midnight Run is reportedly in the works. But with Charles Grodin‘s passing and Robert De Niro‘s advanced age, Regina Hall has been tapped to star in the film, with De Niro remaining on board as a producer. The film is in development at Universal.

The original film starred De Niro as a cop turned bounty hunter charged with bringing Grodin’s accountant to Los Angeles. The exact plot of this sequel are unclear, but there have been reports of a Midnight Run reboot/sequel since 2010.

Timothy Dowling (Pixels) had previously written a script, but Aeysha Carr (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) has penned this one.

The original film was both a box office and critical hit, and led to three made-for-TV sequels (that neither De Niro nor Grodin were involved in) and inspired countless similar buddy action comedy movies. While its familiar formula might make a direct sequel a slightly strange idea, Hollywood executives are likely banking on the name value of Midnight Run to drive interest.

Hall is currently in production on Honk For Jesus, Save Your Soul which also stars Sterling K. Brown, and will also be seen in upcoming Netflix comedy Me Time alongside Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg.

She will also produce the Midnight Run sequel under her RH Negative banner. De Niro is currently working on Martin Scorsese‘s Killers Of The Flower Moon.

There’s no word on when the Midnight Run sequel is expected to enter production, but Universal will have their fingers crossed that after many years of trying to get this thing off the ground, this version is the one that finally gets made.


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