Tim Hill’s family comedy starring Robert De Niro, War With Grandpa, will receive a wide release on April 21, 2017, Weinstein Co./Dimension announced today. Mike Fleming broke the news exclusively last month about De Niro’s attachment to the feature adaptation of Robert Kimmel Smith’s novel, and that Marro Films is producing and financing.
In the coming of age family comedy, a young grandson is forced to yield his room to his Grandpa Jack (De Niro) who is moving in. However, the boy engages in a series of prank to drive his grandfather out. War With Grandpa is adapted by Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse, Matt Ember and Tom Astle. Producers are Marvin Peart, Rosa Morris-Peart and Phillip Glasser.
April 21-23 is the weekend following Easter next year. So, War With Grandpa, along with the Warner Bros. thriller Unforgettable starring Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson, and the Disney doc Born in China will be playing in the wake of Universal’s Fast 8 next year.