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Michael Douglas eyes first leading role post cancer

Michael Douglas in The Sentinel

Story by Jack Foley

MICHAEL Douglas looks poised to take his first leading role since beating cancer.

The actor is reportedly closing in on a deal to anchor the ensemble comedy, Last Vegas, which he has been circling for some time.

To be directed by Jon Turteltaub, the film would follow a quartet of retired boomers who are called upon for a Las Vegas bachelor party by their friend, a ladies man who is finally settling down and marrying a woman half his age.

Douglas would play a ladies man who is in denial about his age, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Oscar winner was loosely attached prior to his diagnosis with throat cancer in August 2010 but removed himself from the project to battle the condition.

If Douglas becomes attached, CBS Films is looking to begin filming on location in Las Vegas in the autumn.

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