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Morgan Freeman joins Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas in “Last Vegas”

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When I tell you that “Las Vegas” is a movie about four friends who decide to throw a Vegas bachelor party for the only one of their friends who has remained single, you’ll probably roll your eyes and plan to ignore yet another “The Hangover” rip-off. But don’t jump to conclusions just yet. Three of the four old friends are going to be played by Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman, so consider us officially onboard for this project.

CBS Films announced Freeman’s casting today, which means that one of the party-happy men is yet to be cast. Rumor has it that Christopher Walken is interested in the role, which would make this the best old-school ensemble since “Red.” If not, we’re sure there are plenty of other men in Hollywood willing to take the past. After all, Al Pacino did agree to star in “Jack & Jill.”

“Las Vegas” is being directed by “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” helmer Jon Turteltaub, and was written by “Crazy, Stupid, Love’s” Dan Fogelman. CBS Films has been trying to get the project off the ground since they bought Fogelman’s script in a seven-figure deal back in 2008 with Jack Nicholson once being offered a part, but the movie hasn’t come close to being made until now.

Douglas is playing the central bachelor Billy (the role which Nicholson was originally considered for) while De Niro will play the “party-averse widower” Paddy. No word yet on what roles Freeman and the as-yet-uncast fourth main character are.

Are you intrigued by the story and cast of “Las Vegas”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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