CBS Films’ Plans to Do a Last Vegas Sequel

By Kevyn Cortez | 3 years ago
CBS Films’ Plans to Do a Last Vegas Sequel
Michael Douglas at the Vanity Fair party for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

CBS Films is gearing up for a “Last Vegas” sequel. The upcoming sequel follows the new misadventures of the elderly quartet. Read on for more details regarding the story.

With Last Vegas being a box office hit in 2013, CBS has set its sights in releasing an upcoming sequel to the top-grossing comedy film. “Last Vegas” features the story of four childhood friends who have lost touch with one another. A sudden trip to Las Vegas rekindles old flames and friendships. The film’s  ensemble cast includes: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline.

“Last Vegas” has received mixed reviews from critics.

“The cast of Last Vegas keep things amiably watchable, but the film is mostly a mellower Hangover retread for the older set,” according to the critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was a surprise stunner and has grossed $16.3 million in its opening weekend. Surprisingly, the film earned $63.9 million in North America and $70.5 million in foreign countries by the end of its theatrical run. In total, the film grossed $134.4 million worldwide. On Jan. 28, 2014, “Last Vegas” was released on DVD and Blu-ray.The sequel will feature long-time friends Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam’s return to their old home, Brooklyn, only to discover that the neighborhood have not stayed the same since their departure.

David Diamond and David Weissman are to write the screenplay of the second installment of the film.
Diamond and Weissman are known for their work with inoffensive fish-out-of-water concept, like Kristen Bell’s romance comedy, “When In Rome,” Nicolas Cage’s “The Family Man,” comedy film “Old Dogs” with Robin Williams and John Travolta and science fiction comedy “Evolution.”

CBS has also intended to bring director Jon Turteltaub back along with the films’ actors such as Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. Amy Baer and Laurence Mark will return to produce the film.

“Last Vegas” is a fair example of films targeting an older demographic, a trend frequently attempted in UK films such as “Quartet;” “Le Week-end”; and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” which was reported to have its own sequel,  with Richard Gere in a supporting role.

There you have it for CBS Films’ plan on doing a “Last Vegas” sequel. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news and updates about upcoming movies.

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