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The War with Grandpa is an upcoming American family comedy film directed by Tim Hill and starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Oakes Fegley. It was based on the novel of the same name by Robert Kimmel Smith.

The War with Grandpa
Directed byTim Hill
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Lisa Addario
  • Joe Syracuse
  • Tom J. Astle
  • Matt Ember
Based onThe War with Grandpa
by Robert Kimmel Smith
Music byChristopher Lennertz
CinematographyGreg Gardiner
CountryUnited States



Forced to give up his room to his grandfather (De Niro), a scheming boy (Fegley) devises a series of outrageous pranks in an attempt to make him move out.


  • Robert De Niro as Ed, Sally's father, Peter and Mia's grandfather, Arthur's father-in-law and one of Danny and Jerry’s two friends.
  • Oakes Fegley as Peter, Ed's grandson, Arthur and Sally’s son, and Mia's brother.
  • Christopher Walken as Jerry, one of Danny and Ed's two friends and Diane’s husband.
  • Uma Thurman as Sally, Ed's daughter, Arthur's wife, and Mia and Peter’s mother.
  • Jane Seymour as Diane, Jerry's wife.
  • Rob Riggle as Arthur, Ed's son-in-law, Sally's husband, and Mia and Peter's father.
  • Laura Marano as Mia, Ed's granddaughter, Arthur and Sally's daughter, and Peter's sister.
  • Cheech Marin as Danny, one of Jerry and Ed's two friends.
  • Faizon Love[1]
  • Colin Ford as Russell
  • Drew Scheid as the 8th Grade Monster [2]


Principal photography on the film began on May 2, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, where it shot for six weeks.[3][4]


The War with Grandpa was scheduled to be released on February 23, 2018, by The Weinstein Company's Dimension Films; however, just a month prior it pulled from the schedule.[5][4] It was initially scheduled to be released on April 21, 2018, which was later pushed back to October 20, 2018, due to principal photography location changes.[6][7] In March 2018, it was announced The Weinstein Company would no longer distribute the film,[8] which was reclaimed by its producers.[9]


  1. ^ McNary, Dave; McNary, Dave (Aug 23, 2017). "Robert De Niro's Comedy 'War With Grandpa' Gets February Release". Retrieved Mar 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "The War with Grandpa IMDB Page". Retrieved Mar 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Evry, Max (May 2, 2017). "Robert De Niro Comedy The War with Grandpa Starts Filming". Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  4. ^ a b McNary, Dave (August 22, 2017). "Robert De Niro's Comedy 'War With Grandpa' Gets February Release". Variety. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Pederson, Erik (January 19, 2018). "Weinstein Company Pulls 'War With Grandpa', 'The Upside' & 'Mary Magdalene' Off Release Schedule". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 12, 2016). "Weinstein Co./Dimension's Robert De Niro Family Comedy 'War With Grandpa' Breaks Out Next Spring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  7. ^ Evans, Greg (December 2, 2016). "TWC/Dimension Moves Robert De Niro Comedy 'War With Grandpa' To October, Sets 'Polaroid' For Summer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  8. ^ Lang, Brent (March 20, 2018). "Weinstein Company Made $38.5 Million Selling 'Paddington 2,' Other Films". Variety. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Geier, Thom (2018-03-20). "Weinstein Co Fire Sale: Robert De Niro's 'The War With Grandpa' Sold to Producers for $2.5 Million". Retrieved 2019-03-03.

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