Jon Turteltaub to Direct 'Last Vegas' Bachelor Party Script at CBS Films

September 20, 2011
Source: Variety

Jon Turteltaub

Looks like CBS Films wants their own The Hangover. Variety and THR are reporting that filmmaker Jon Turteltaub is now in negotiations to direct the comedy Last Vegas, a CBS Films and Mandate Pictures production. The script was written by Dan Fogleman (Fred Claus, Bolt, Tangled, Cars 2, Crazy Stupid Love, My Mother's Curse) and is more of an old-timers Hangover, about a "quartet of retired boomers who are called upon for a Vegas bachelor party by their friend, a ladies man who is finally settling down and marrying a woman half his age." So it's an old timers bachelor party movie, with Turteltaub at the helm, fun.

Laurence Mark will produce through Laurence Mark Productions. Mandate' Nathan Kahane will executive produce. No Production start date has been set yet. Last Vegas tells story of four best friends in their late 60s who decide to escape retirement and throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who remains single. This was a script that originally sold to CBS Films for $1 million in a very high paying deal for Fogleman back in 2008, before The Hangover had even hit theaters. Sounds like this was/is a hot script.

Jon Turteltaub last directed The Sorcerer's Apprentice for Jerry Bruckheimer, which I quite enjoyed, and is also the director of the two National Treasure movies, Disney's The Kid, Instinct, Phenomenon, While You Were Sleeping, Cool Runnings and 3 Ninjas. Yea, awesome filmography. I'm not sure how many high strung special effects this film will have, but it should be interesting to see Turteltaub take on this kind of comedic story, presumably taking place in Vegas most of the time. We'll keep you updated on the project.

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