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CBS Films said Wednesday that it is moving up Last Vegas, its ensemble comedy that stars Oscar winners Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro with Kevin Kline. The film will now be released on Nov. 1, 2013.
According to The Wrap, the film was first supposed to come out on Dec. 20. That would have put it up against the highly anticipated comedy Anchorman: The Legend Continues from Paramount. Two dramas are also slated to come out that day, including Monuments Men from Sony and Disney’s Mary Poppins behind-the-scenes film Saving Mr. Banks. Fox is also planning to release the family film Walking with Dinosaurs that day.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that the film was directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) and written by Dan Fogelman. Laurence Mark and Amy Baer produced. Mary Steenburgen also stars in the film about four friends who hold one final bachelor party for the last one to get married.
While it is no longer in the busy Dec. 20 slot anymore, Last Vegas will still have to compete with Summit’s Ender’s Game on Nov. 1. Thor: The Dark World also opens the following week.
The move comes a day after DreamWorks Animation pushed Mr. Peabody and Sherman back from Nov. 1 to March 7, 2014.
This is Douglas' first film since 2011's Haywire and he will also star in HBO's Behind the Candelabra. De Niro is up for another Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook.