Vince Vaughn to Lead 'The Politician' Comedy Produced by Seth Rogen
Ever since starring in the hit comedy Wedding Crashers, actor Vince Vaughn has struggled to find the same success with missteps like Fred Claus, The Internship, The Dilemma and Delivery Man. Those films just weren't all that funny, so now the actor is teaming with a more successful comedic star to see if that helps. THR reports Vaughn will star in The Politician, a new comedy set up at Columbia Pictures that has Seth Rogen producing along with his frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg and their Point Grey banner. Sweetening the deal is director Michael Dowse, fresh off the charming, funny romantic comedy What If.
Plus, it sounds like the script by Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman is good since it made the Black List in 2013 and sparked a bidding war late last year. So what's the story? The film will follow a politician (Vaughn) in Washington D.C. who is caught in a scandal with some hookers, forcing the man and his underachieving accomplice go on the run from the FBI, U.S. Marshals and a gang of drug dealers. Sounds like standard comedy fare, but hopefully the praised script and direction from Michael Dowse (who also directed Goon) means it won't be a dud like Vaughn's other work over the past 10 years now. Actually, it would be awesome to see Vaughn teamed up with Jonah Hill for this flick since they had such great chemistry in The Watch, but we'll see what happens.