CBS Films and Good Universe announced today that two-time Oscar-winner Robert De Niro will star in the comedy Last Vegas alongside two-time Oscar-winner Michael Douglas.
Robert De Niro confirmed to star in Last Vegas
Directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, While You Were Sleeping) from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman (Crazy Stupid Love, Tangled), Last Vegas is a comedy about four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single. De Niro will play the party-averse Paddy Connelly, who reluctantly agrees to fly to Vegas at the request of his friends. Douglas will play Billy Gerson, a lifelong bachelor, who has finally decided to take the plunge.
Good Universe, which launches its global sales operation in Cannes this month led by principal Joe Drake, is handling international sales. The ensemble comedy is being produced by Laurence Mark (Julie & Julia, Dreamgirls) and Amy Baer. Good Universe's Nathan Kahane and Nicole Brown will executive produce. Matthew F. Leonetti Jr. will co-produce.
Executive Vice President of Production Maria Faillace and Creative Executive Alex Ginno are overseeing the project for CBS Films.
Michael Douglas is represented by WME and Robert De Niro by CAA. Legal for Douglas is handled by Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and legal for De Niro is handled by Grubman, Indursky & Schindler. Dan Freedman and Allison Mella Strina negotiated the deals for Good Universe.
Last Vegas comes to theaters November 1st, 2013 and stars Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Mary Steenburgen, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline, Dan Owens, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco. The film is directed by Jon Turteltaub.