Last Vegas has been in the works for several years, and it sounds like fun, but it’s taking quite a while to get it to the screen, which has been partly due to Michael Douglas. He was in talks for the film three years ago but backed out when he was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 2010.
Now that he’s recovered, Douglas is finalising a deal to star in the movie, which is described as a senior citizens version of The Hangover. The movie is about four aging, lifelong friends, who reunite for a wedding. Douglas will play a ladies man who is marrying a woman half his age, and is in denial about growing old.
Jon Turteltaub is directing from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman (Crazy Stupid Love). Actors Dustin Hoffman and Christopher Walken have been mentioned for two of the other roles, although both are said to have scheduling conflicts. Jack Nicholson also flirted with one of the lead roles, but a deal never materialised. It’s hoped production will start sometime this autumn in Las Vegas. (Source: Variety)