This urgent question has been brought to you by a new image of Robert Redford and Jane Fonda in Our Souls at Night, a Netflix movie coming in 2017...
The iconic duo first worked together the ensemble of The Chase (1966) starring Marlon Brando and as the leads of Barefoot in the Park (1967) their follow up films to their breakthroughs in 1965 -- Redford in Inside Daisy Clover (a Globe win) and Fonda in Cat Ballou (a huge hit) Their careers really exploded and even dissipated simultaneously. They were co-stars again in 1979 with The Electric Horseman but after 1986 films (he headlined Legal Eagles to middling reviews and she The Morning After to an Oscar nomination) they both seemed to rapidly lose interest in their movie star careers, taking significant breaks from acting. Now in 2016 their in front of cameras together for the fourth time.
The film is based on the novel of the same name about a lonely widow and widower who have been long time neighors. The supporting cast is fairly delicious: Bruce Dern, Judy Greer, Matthias Schoenaerts and Iain Armitage.
We're always a little bit disappointed when new films skip theaters on purpose especially when there's a market for them (reminder: Robert Redford's A Walk in the Park is one of the highest grossing indies ever to be bought at Sundance) but it's a new distribution world out there.
Which former stars would you most like to see reunited? You can't have the Jeff Bridges & Michelle Pfeiffer answer because that's mine. MINE. ALL MINE.