The film adaptation of Robert Kimmel Smith’s The War With Grandpa was originally supposed to hit theaters in February of 2018, but it got thrown into film purgatory when its original distributor, The Weinstein Company, filed for bankruptcy. Now, in 2020, it’s set to see the light of day, with a theatrical release scheduled for Oct. 9.
Robert De Niro stars as Ed, an old man who comes to a compromise with his daughter Sally (Uma Thurman). Instead of being sent to live in a nursing home, he’ll come to live with Sally, her husband (Rob Riggle), and her two kids, Mia (Laura Marano) and Peter (Oakes Fegley).
Unfortunately, the arrangement doesn’t suit Peter, who has been kicked out of his room so that Ed can move in. He declares war on his grandfather, and rallies his school friends to help him out, while Ed recruits his pals — Jerry (Christopher Walken), Danny (Cheech Marin), and Diane (Jane Seymour) — to retaliate.
The trailer has exactly the kinds of pranks you’d expect — foam sealant in place of Ed’s shaving cream, diaper jokes from the kids and the old crew — as well as Christopher Walken riding a hoverboard.
The War With Grandpa is set to hit theaters Oct. 9.