Michael Douglas is closing a deal to make his big screen return in the ensemble comedy "Last Vegas" says The Hollywood Reporter.
Described as a senior's version of The Hangover meets Grumpy Old Men, Dan Fogelman's script sees four estranged male childhood friends (now in their 70's) who reunite in Vegas to finally marry off the lifelong unmarried playboy of the group. Tensions flare when two of the group - said playboy Billy and the widower of the group Paddy both vie for the affections of the same lounge singer.
Jon Turteltaub ("National Treasure") will direct.
The infamous Jack Nicholson was previously offered a lead role but there's still no word whether he's gona do the flick. And then Richard Jenkins, the now retired Gene Hackman, and Morgan Freeman (who was attached to the very similar “Dirty Old Men”) were on the studio's wish list as well.
Peter Chelsom was attached to direct at one point
Laurence Mark will produce. Nathan Kahane will executive produce.
Production hopes to begin in the Fall. Douglas was previous linked to this pic a few years ago but backed out after his throat cancer diagnosis.