Jon Bon Jovi is back on top with a new song called “Not Running Anymore,” which will be featured in the upcoming movie, “Stand Up Guys.” The song, according to The Hollywood Reporter, has already been nominated for the best original song Golden Globe, and it has been included on the short-list from which the Academy will select five best original score Oscar nominees, which will be revealed on January 10.

Bon Jovi has been doing a lot of writing recently, including this new song. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bon Jovi was sent the script for “Stand Up Guys,” a dramedy about three longtime partners-in-crime who reunite for one last night together, and agreed to write a song for it even before any actors had signed on to the effort. Shortly after he signed on, Oscar winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin jumped aboard the project.

Check out a behind-the-scenes featurette about the song and the movie, as well as the music video for “Not Running Anymore,” below.

Here’s the official synopsis of “Stand Up Guys:”

“‘Stand Up Guys’ stars Academy Award winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in a tough but touching action comedy as retired gangsters who reunite for one epic last night. Val (Al Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc (Christopher Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch (Alan Arkin). Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. And despite their age, their capacity for mayhem is still very much alive and well – bullets fly as they make a hilariously valiant effort to compensate for the decades of crime, drugs and sex they’ve missed. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys’ legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.”

“Stand Up Guys” will be in theaters nationwide February 1, 2013.

Stand Up Guys

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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