Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman has just joined the cast of Last Vegas, a movie that sounds like The Hangover for old guys. Michael Douglas plays a man about to marry a woman half his age, and three of his childhood friends throw him a blowout bachelor party in Las Vegas as a final hurrah. De Niro plays one of the friends, Freeman will play another one, and National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub is at the helm. More after the jump.
Despite the fact that this movie is obviously looking to cash in on the success of The Hangover franchise, I’m actually a bit optimistic about this one. It’s got a phenomenal cast, and the script was written by Dan Fogelman, who wrote Crazy, Stupid, Love . Freeman has been on a hot streak during the past few years, and Last Vegas has gotta be better than the “old guys in Miami” plot of 2000’s The Crew, right? I really hope Christopher Walken ends up signing on as the fourth friend. (I have no inside information that he’s even considering the role, that’s just fan speculation on my end.)
Freeman’s done “old guy action” before, most recently in RED, so doing “old guy comedy in Vegas” makes sense as a next step. Who would you like to see join the cast as the fourth member of this ragtag group of friends?