Okay: that headline is unfair. The first 'Last Vegas' trailer isn't 'The Hangover' with old people...it's 'The Hangover' with four actors who were, once upon a time, some of the absolute best in the business. There was a time when when Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline headlining a movie would have been a major event. But what about now? The 'Last Vegas' trailer certainly thinks this is a big deal, but is it?
Robert De Niro
Depending on the day of the week, Robert De Niro is either one of the greatest actors of all time or a wash-up former legend slumming it for quick paychecks. Today, it looks like he's most certainly former. He's signed on to join 'Candy Store,' the next project from Oscar winning filmmaker Stephen Gaghan.
In the pantheon of odd cinematic fathers and sons, you don't get much stranger than Robert De Niro and Shia LeBeouf. Although it's difficult to imagine the two of them sharing any DNA, they're both attached to star in 'Spy's Kid,' which will tell the true story of a traitorous spy who used his son to continue his espionage from behind bars.
Showtime's line-up has gotten increasingly bold over the years, with edgy programs like 'Homeland' that net the cable network extensive Emmy wins, but could their latest in-development project prove their most buzz-worthy yet? New reports reveal that the 'Dexter' network has begun development on a Neo-Nazi drama produced by legendary film star Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, titled 'The 4th Reich.' Has Showtime gone too far, or will 'The 4th Reich' prove the network's most intriguing drama to date? New details inside!
Are you ready to see Jake LaMotta take on Rocky Balboa in the ring? No, not thirty years ago - now? If you answered in the affirmative, you'll be pleased to know that it's in the cards: Warner Bros. has given the greenlight to 'Grudge Match', a boxing film that pits Robert De Niro against Sylvester Stallone. That's a combined 135 years of age duking it out, fight fans!
Having won an audience prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook' is now a big dog in this year's Oscar race. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in this film about messed up people trying to reconnect with the world, and now there's a mushier second trailer.
You can say one thing for sure about director Jon Turteltaub: the man sure knows how to build a cast. Just look at the list of names headlining the 'National Treasure' director's upcoming comedy 'Last Vegas': Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. That's four Oscar winners. Actually, make it five: Mary Steenburgen has joined them.
'The Big Wedding' brings us the same funky family dynamic that comes with throwing together a wedding.