Ron Howard Directing a Vince Vaughn Infidelity Comedy Next
by Alex Billington
January 5, 2010
Ron Howard and Vince Vaughn? Those two don't sound like they'd be friends. Variety's BFDealMemo is reporting that Ron Howard "has committed" to next direct Vince Vaughn in a currently untitled comedy written by Allan Loeb (Things We Lost in the Fire, 21, Wall Street 2). The film will be an exploration of the comedic fallout surrounding infidelity between lovers and friends. Sounds like it was kind of inspired by Tiger Woods. Universal is planning to start shooting in spring in Chicago. Brian Grazer, who "hatched" the idea, will produce with Vaughn and his Wild West Picture Show company. Are you interested in this yet?
It doesn't sound like this is one of the eight scripts that Loeb has "in-development" on IMDb. THR explains the plot differently: "The story follows a man who learns that his best friend's wife is cheating and must then navigate treacherous waters to decide what do with that knowledge." One of the screenplays Loeb has in the works, titled Men, is about an ad exec who becomes roommates with the man who his wife is having an affair with. Sounds similar, but that's setup at Warner Bros, so it can be the same. I guess it's just odd to see Ron Howard directing a comedy with Vince Vaughn, but I'm curious to hear more about it. Thoughts?