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Kevin Kline Rounds Out Quartet For 'Last Vegas'; Sam Claflin Heads Into 'Overdrive' & Jessica Szohr Books An 'Internship'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • July 19, 2012 12:56 PM
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It seems that Hollywood isn't finished wringing the life out of the plot that sees four friends heading to Las Vegas for a bachelor party, only this time it's filled with Oscar-winners and targeted at a slightly older demographic. Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman make up three of the four pals, and it looks like director Jon Turteltaub ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice") has finally made his decision on the fourth friend: Kevin Kline.

Morgan Freeman Negotiating To Join Michael Douglas & Robert De Niro In Comedy 'Last Vegas'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 4:55 PM
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Given that the two films in the franchise are the number one and number two R-rated comedies of all time, it's no surprise that studios are desperately attempting to recapture the formula of "The Hangover." Whether it's in set-up, like Sundance comedy "Bachelorette", or in spirit, like last summer's "Horrible Bosses", there are all kinds of spiritual successors to Todd Phillips' smash hit in the can or in the works, but they've all been lacking in one obvious thing: old people! Old people doing young people things are always funny! How else do you explain Betty White?

Robert De Niro Gambles On 'Last Vegas' With Michael Douglas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2012 4:21 PM
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Granted, the premise -- some old dudes have a bachelor party in Las Vegas -- sounds like it was pitched by a douchebag exec during a studio meeting (and who knows, maybe it was), but if it gives us the opportunity to see Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro spar, who are we to quibble?

Robert De Niro & Christopher Walken May Head To 'Last Vegas' With Michael Douglas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 2:05 PM
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Old dudes partying? Nah, we'll pass on that, thanks. Oh wait, those dudes include Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken? Yeah, that sounds like a shindig we could get down with.

Michael Douglas Is Taking A Trip To 'Last Vegas'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2012 4:05 PM
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If there has been one emerging trend in the past year or so, it's that audiences like seeing old people do stuff normally associated with young people. So far, it's mostly be relegated to action fare like "Red" and "The Expendables" (which are both getting sequels) but now a bunch of geriatrics are gonna bust loose Vegas style in an upcoming comedy, with an award winning celebrated star leading the way.

Jon Turteltaub To Direct 'Last Vegas' Which Is Essentially An Old Timers Version Of 'The Hangover'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2011 8:06 AM
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Please Let One Of Them Be Nicolas CageWhile the overseas haul of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" helped push the movie into profitability with a $215 million worldwide take, it was pretty much a dud domestically and seems to have temporarily derailed Jon Turteltaub, who we haven't heard much of since. This spring, he was attached to the pretty terrible sounding legal world rom-com "Unreasonable Doubt," but another laffer has crossed his desk and he's taking a good look.

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