A couple of weeks ago rumours emerged that Robert De Niro was considering starring in the comedy Last Vegas, alongside two-time Oscar-winner Michael Douglas. Now THR reports he’s officially onboard what’s been described as a retirement-age Hangover.
Directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman (Crazy Stupid Love), Last Vegas is a comedy about four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single. De Niro will play the party-averse Paddy Connelly, who reluctantly agrees to fly to Vegas at the request of his friends. Douglas will play Billy Gerson, a lifelong bachelor, who has finally decided to take the plunge into marriage.
The film will be shopped to distributors at Cannes, with plans to start shooting later this year.