From Ron Shelton, writer/director of Tin Cup and Bull Durham, comes the new comedy, Just Getting Started. Morgan Freeman stars as DUKE DIVER, the freewheeling manager of the luxury Palm Springs resort, the Villa Capri. Diver may have a mysterious past, but he’s a pro at making sure that life for the high-spirited residents is one big, non-stop party. But the status quo is challenged when ex-military charmer Leo (Tommy Lee Jones) checks in, triggering a competition between Duke and Leo for the top spot of Alpha male, as well as for the affections of the newly-arrived Suzie (Rene Russo). When Duke’s past suddenly catches up with him, the rivals put aside their differences and the two men reluctantly team up to stop whoever is trying to kill Duke, and also save the Villa Capri.
Just Getting Started is a 2017 American action comedy film directed and written by Ron Shelton, his first feature film since Hollywood Homicide (2003). The film stars Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Rene Russo, and Elizabeth Ashley; it also marks the final film appearance of Glenne Headly, who died in June 2017. It was released in the United States by Broad Green Pictures.
In the United States and Canada, Just Getting Started was released on December 8, 2017, alongside the wide expansion of The Disaster Artist, and was projected to gross around $5 million from 2,146 theaters in opening weekend. It ended up debuting to $3.2 million, finishing 10th at the box office. When adjusting for inflation, it was the 21st worst opening of all-time. In its second weekend the film dropped 69% to $978,923, finishing 14th.
Just Getting Started (2017)
Directed by: Ron Shelton
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Rene Russo, Joe Pantoliano, Glenne Headly, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Elizabeth Ashley, George Wallace, Graham Beckel, Jane Seymour, Johnny Mathis, Alma Sisneros
Screenplay by: Ron Shelton
Production Design by: Guy Barnes
Cinematography by: Barry Peterson
Film Editing by: Paul Seydor
Costume Design by: Carol Oditz
Set Decoration by: Wendy Ozols-Barnes
Art Direction by: Derek Jensen, Tyler Standen
Music by: Alex Wurman
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, suggestive material and brief violence.
Distributed by: Broad Green Pictures
Release Date: December 8, 2017