First Look: 'Last Vegas' Hits the Desert Old School

Monday, 05 November 2012 11:02 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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First Look: 'Last Vegas' Hits the Desert Old School

As the comedy begins production in Nevada, CBS Films has unveiled a first look at Last Vegas, showing off the impressive core cast of Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, and Kevin Kline.

The title Last Vegas pretty cleanly conveys the setting and gives a good idea of the premise, but just to be absolutely clear, this first look image places the quartet in front of the famous, "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign modified to include the movie's title.  A story that to some extent channels The Hangover but with older characters and almost certainly less raunch, Last Vegas finds these four longtime friends in America's tawdry playground to throw a bachelor party for Douglas's character, a committed playboy who is finally getting hitched.  Hilarity naturally ensues.  Presumably without the involvement of roofies.

Jon Turtletaub, the director behind the National Treasure movies, as well as Cool Runnings, Three Ninjas, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice, handles helming duties on this ensemble comedy.  The screenplay is credited to Adam Brooks and Dan Fogelman.  Brooks wrote and directed 2008's Definitely, Maybe, while Fogelman wrote Crazy, Stupid, Love and contributed to animated films like Cars and Tangled.

The image below debuted on the official Last Vegas Facebook:


Last Vegas arrives in theaters just before next Christmas, on December 20, 2013.  The image was accompanied by a press release enthusiastically hyping the cast.  Here it is:

LAS VEGAS – November 5, 2012 – Save the date because film legends Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline will be coming to a theater near you next Holiday Season straight from fabulous LAST VEGAS! The film, which will be released on December 20th, 2013, marks the first time ever these four Hollywood icons, who have garnered a total of six Oscar® wins and 14 nominations and accumulated over an estimated $16.6 billion at the worldwide box office, will appear together on the big screen.

 CBS Films and Good Universe announced today that principal photography on the comedy LAST VEGAS has commenced in Las Vegas, Nevada and will continue to shoot in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to filming on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, the cast will also shoot at ARIA Resort & Casino.

Directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, While You Were Sleeping) from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Tangled), LAST VEGAS co-stars Oscar®-winner Mary Steenburgen (The Help), Jerry Ferrara (Think Like A Man), Romany Malco (Weeds) and Roger Bart (Political Animals).

The ensemble comedy follows four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single. LAST VEGAS is being produced by Laurence Mark (Julie & Julia, Dreamgirls) and Amy Baer.  Nathan Kahane and Lawrence Grey are serving as executive producers.  Good Universe’s Matt Leonetti is co-producing.

Executive Vice President of Production Maria Faillace and Creative Executive Alex Ginno are overseeing the project for CBS Films.  Nicole Brown, Executive Vice President of Production, is overseeing the project for Good Universe which is also handling international sales.

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