We caught a glimpse of some bank robbers today who looked suspiciously like Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin — at least from behind, as their faces were covered with latex masks resembling generic creepy old men.
The trio were on site at One Hanson Place for a film shoot for the upcoming 2016 remake of 1979 caper comedy “Going In Style,” about three best friends from Brooklyn who decide to spicy up the monotony of their retired life by robbing a bank.
Their bank of choice is a fictional version of the Williamsburg Savings Bank — a dressed up Skylight One Hanson — where film crews will be stationed for the rest of the week.
So that means no parking on Hanson Place by Atlantic Terminal, or on Ashland Place south of (and a bit north of) Lafayette Avenue.
The scene we saw didn’t have any of the award-winning and -nominated actors visible; only their stand-ins were walking into and out of the “bank.” But it was an exciting show of the hilarious arrival of the aspiring bank robbers: an Access-A-Ride van pulls up to the bank and three masked men in suits come out, some with briefcases in hand, and enter the building.
The original film starred George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg. The new remake stars Arkin, Caine, and Freeman, and is directed by former “Scrubs” star Zach Braff.
According to an extra on-set, the new film will be funnier and more lighthearted than the original, which he noted was a bit “depressing.”