Kevin Kline has been confirmed as the last member of a quartet of elderly male friends in the forthcoming Jon Turteltaub (COOL RUNNINGS) comedy, LAST VEGAS. He will appear opposite Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Douglas in the film, which focuses on Douglas’ character – the last of the pals to get hitched – and his bodacious bachelor party in Las Vegas.
Kline may be replacing Christopher Walken who was rumoured to be pencilled in originally, but, either way, is an excellent choice as arguably the only natural comedian among the veteran actors. He won an Academy Award for his role in A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988), and also shone during his prolific partnership with director, Lawrence Kasdan, during the late eighties and early nineties; particularly in the black comedy, I LOVE YOU TO DEATH (1990).
Dan Fogelman (CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE) wrote the screenplay for LAST VEGAS, which will be produced by Laurence Mark, Amy Baer, and Matt Leonetti. Production is scheduled to begin in the autumn of this year.