Vince Vaughn has been mailing it in, doing one movie a year and choosing his projects based on which had the nicest spread at craft services or was shooting in Tahiti since around 2005, but now he’s through screwing around. He’s about to make you remember that fast-talking scamp you fell in love with so many years ago. And by that I mean he’s doing a film called Insane Laws, which definitely doesn’t sound like a poster Tracy Jordan would have in his dressing room on 30 Rock. Jason Bateman just joined the cast.
Universal Pictures is in early talks with Jason Bateman to star with Vince Vaughn in The Insane Laws, a comedy that will mark the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Jeremy Garelick. Universal picked up the project in March after Sony Pictures put it into turnaround. Neal Moritz and his Original Film banner is still producing it, and Vaughn has been eyeing it for some time. He and Garelick have been close since Garelick co-write the Vaughn-starrer The Break-Up [which, to be fair, was better than it should've been. -Ed]. Garelick also did uncredited script work on The Hangover. The plan is for Bateman and Vaughn to play longtime best friends, who’ve shared everything, from college to the time both got married and had kids at the same time. Cut to when those kids are away at college, and, unbeknownst to their parents, falling in love. The best friend relationship is sorely tested when the daughter of Vaughn’s character gets pregnant. The actors just did a read-through of the material, and it could be in production by the fall. [Deadline]
Well I for one can’t wait for “The Insane Laws.” I just hope it doesn’t jeopardize some of the other Vaughn-Garelick projects. Projects such as “Women Be Shoppin’,” “The Deal with Airline Food,” “Men Trying to Watch the Game,” “Half Jewish, Half Italian, ALL CRAZY!”, and “Can You Imagine If Hurricanes Was Named After Sistaz? Y’all Better Hide When Hurricane Shaniqua Come Around! She Be Comin’ After You Wit’ Her Shoe.” That one has Martin Lawrence attached, obvi.
I want more like this!
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