Last Vegas

What do you do when you manage to get four iconic Academy Award winners (Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline) together at the same time? If you’re director Jon Turtletaub, you get them to recreate The Hangover for the senior citizen set.

To clarify, Last Vegas isn’t actually a Hangover remake or sequel, it just kinda looks like one. The quartet play a group of lifelong friends who descend upon Las Vegas for a booze-fueled bacchanal when one of their number (Douglas) finally decides to tie the knot. Watch the first full-length trailer after the jump.

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The Hangover films have been gigantic successes, but they might be a little more raunchy than some audiences want. For your family members who maybe want to stick to movies like Meet the Parents, here’s Last Vegas. The movie is set in Vegas, with Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as four life-long friends who trek to the city for a bachelor party.

National Treasure captain Jon Turtletaub directs, and the first teaser makes it look as lightweight as the concept sounds. Sure, there’s something to be said for watching a couple of these actors break out of their usual patterns. It’s cute to watch Morgan Freeman play a guy who gets wasted on vodka/Red Bull, for example, and I won’t begrudge Michael Douglas having fun on screen at this point in his life and career. Whether that will make you want to watch the actual film is another question.

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Just prior to being fired, former Disney chairman Dick Cook announced National Treasure 3. For a moment, there was some doubt as to whether the third film would still be made after Cook was ousted. But with almost $800m in global ticket sales between the first two films, yes, it is happening. Again. And the guys who wrote Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for producer Jerry Bruckheimer are going to be the idea men. Read More »

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Like the corpse of some sort of decomposing, shambling zombie, it looks like twice-canceled television series Jericho just refuses to stay dead. According to a recent iF magazine interview with series’ executive producer and director Jon Turtletaub, Turtletaub is in the process of developing a movie based on the TV series:
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