Nicolas Cage plays a beach bum killer in 'The Retirement Plan' trailer.

Nicolas Cage plays a beach bum killer in ‘The Retirement Plan’ trailer.

Nicolas Cage plays a retired Caribbean beach bum turned murderer in the trailer for The pension plan, an action comedy thriller from writer/director Tim Brown and Falling Forward Films which hits theaters on August 25th.

Cage is Matt, the estranged father of Ashley (Ashley Greene) and her young daughter Sarah (Thalia Campbell), who become entangled in a criminal gang that threatens their lives. Matt, who comes to their rescue, is pursued by ringleader Donnie, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and his lieutenant Bobo (Ron Perlman).

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To save his family, Matt must kill a slew of bad guys in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the criminal gang in hot pursuit. “The old. He keeps killing everyone. Everybody!” Bobo exclaims at one point in the trailer.

Soon, Ashley learns that her father has a secret past now revealed as he tries to return to the peace and quiet of retirement in heaven.

Cage will also arrive at the beach after boarding the upcoming psychological thriller The surfer by director Lorcan Finnegan (Nursery, And the plan) and screenwriter Thomas Martin, where he plays a man who returns to his hometown in Australia and takes on a local gang of surfers.

The pension plan, also from Darius Films and Productivity Media, has an ensemble cast that includes Joel David Moore, Grace Byers, Ernie Hudson and Lynn Whitfield. Producer credits are shared by William Santor, Doug Murray and Nicholas Tabarrok, while Andrew Chang-Sang, John Hills and Tim Brown serve as executive producers.

Cage, whose films have grossed more than $6.3 billion globally, is represented by WME and Stride Management.