When it was announced last month that Michael Douglas would be starring in Last Vegas, the big question was: who will be joining him? The plot description revealed that Douglas, who play's the film's main character, has three best friends that he travels to Vegas with, giving the movie a big opportunity to surround Douglas with some of his legendary acting brethren. Today it has been revealed that one of those three slots have been taken.
CBS Films and Good Universe have sent out a press release revealing that Robert De Niro has joined the cast of Last Vegas. Despite both actors' long and storied careers in film, this will be the first time that they work together. The comedy is being directed by Jon Turteltaub. Dan Fogelman, whose previous credits include Cars, Fred Claus, Bolt, Tangled, and Crazy Stupid Love, wrote the script. The story begins when Douglas' character, Billy Gerson, finally decides to break down and get married to a woman half his age. As he is the last of his friends who is still single, they all come together for a wild bachelor party in Las Vegas. De Niro will play Paddy Connelly, one of Billy's friends who is "party-averse" and has to be persuaded to go to Sin City.
The press release doesn't say when the movie is expected to go into production. Turteltaub last directed 2010's The Sorcerer's Apprentice. De Niro and Turteltaub have never worked together before.
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