Since his Oliver Stone reunion Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps failed to live up to the original, Michael Douglas has mostly kept it safe, only working with Steven Soderbergh in Haywire and planning to star in his Liberace biopic. Variety now lets us know of another major film he will topline.
Last fall we got our first news on the next film from National Treasure and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice director Jon Turtletaub, Last Vegas. Douglas is now in talks to star in the CBS Films project, a comedy which centers on “four best friends in their late 60s who decide to escape retirement and throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who remains single.” Douglas will be playing the single man, who is about to get married to a younger woman.
I pray this one doesn’t go the Wild Hogs route with three other has-been actors as they riff off The Hangover. Aside from Douglas’ ability, my one beacon of hope is the script. It was originally written by Dan Fogelman who proved in last year’s Crazy, Stupid, Love. that he can rise above the generic rom-com to create something fairly entertaining. Here is hoping he can elevate a stale-sounding concept once again.
Shooting is set to begin this fall.
What do you think about Douglas’ likely next project?
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