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The original Swingers, if you don’t include those crooners from back in the day, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn will soon be on screen together again for Term Life. Having already started production, Favreau is joining the party a little late, which makes sense as he has The Jungle Book to prep for Disney as well as his own directorial project, Chef, to promote.
Vaughn stars as a heist planner who sells his ideas to the highest bidder. As you can imagine, one of his well planend heists goes wrong and he becomes the target of the buyer. Vaughn takes his daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) on the run, but must survive the next 21 days so his life insurance can take effect.
Favreau and Vaughn starred together in Swingers, Made, Four Christmases, The Break-up and Couples Retreat. The latter being directed by Peter Billingsley who is best known as the child star of A Christmas Story. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
(Cbr) Jon Favreau will reteam with his "Swingers" and "Couples Retreat" co-star Vince Vaughn for the Universal Pictures crime thriller "Term Life", Deadline reports. Based on the Image Comics graphic novel by A.J. Lieberman and Nick Thorn, "Term Life" centers on a thief (Vaughn) who goes on the lam with his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) after a job goes sideways. Hunted by mob bosses, contract killers and dirty cops, he takes out a million-dollar life insurance policy to benefit his daughter. The only problem is, it doesn’t kick in for another 21 days. Favreau’s role wasn’t specified. Lieberman wrote the script, which will be directed by Peter Billingsley ("Couples Retreat"). »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn are teaming back up for a new film called Term Life. The two actors have been making movies together since Rudy, but both actors made a name for themselves with the movie Swingers.
Term Life is set up at Universal Pictures, and it's a crime thriller in which Vaughn plays a "thief-for-hire who takes his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) on the lam when a heist goes bad. Hunted by mob bosses, contract killers and dirty cops, he takes out a life insurance policy on himself to leave something for his kid. One problem: It doesn’t take effect for 21 days."
Production is scheduled to start soon and Vaughn and Favreau's friend and colleague Peter Billingsley (Couples Retreat) will direct. The screenplay was written by A.J. Lieberman, who also wrote the graphic novel that the movie is based on.
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- Joey Paur
Kali Hawk, whose recent roles include Peeples and Couples Retreat, has joined the cast of November Rule, the upcoming film executive produced by Queen Latifah. Starring Macy Gray, DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow), Tatyana Ali and Sons of Anarchy's Mo McRae, the romantic comedy follows a sports shoe entrepreneur (McRae) who has made a "November rule" in order to keep his distance from the women. Every November, he breaks up with the woman he's seeing using a whopping lie. But when he realizes he's let go the woman of his dreams, he tries everything to get her back. Photos: The
- Rebecca Ford
Long before there was the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy pairing or the Jon Favreau/Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man collaborations, there was the Swingers-born Favreau/Vaughn team-up, which has continued on and off through the more recent likes of The Break-Up and Couples Retreat. They’re back working together again, with Favreau taking a role in Vaughn’s new comic book-spawned thriller Term Life.Yes, despite being busy pimping his new directorial effort Chef and developing several projects including a live-action/CG Jungle Book for Disney, Favreau has accepted an unspecified part in the film, which kicked off filming at the start of the month.Term Life’s plot follows Nick Barrow (Vaughn), who plans heists and comes up with tricks for career criminals. Unfortunately for him, he’s managed to annoy just about everyone, especially when one of the most recent crimes he helped plan goes bad. »
Created by Aaron McGruder (“The Boondocks,” “Red Tails”), the comedy stars newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson as the man on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small, but loyal group of downtrodden followers. The series also stars Charlie Murphy (“Are We There Yet?”), Corey Holcomb (“The Cleveland Show”), John Witherspoon (“The Boondocks”), Kali Hawk (“Couples Retreat”), and Andra Fuller (“L.A. Complex”).
The Turner-owned network will premiere the series later this year.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported this deal.
- Whitney Friedlander
Former child actor Jason Bateman had a surge in his career ten years ago when he played the lead in the television comedy "Arrested Development" (and some serious scene stealing in comedies like Dodgeball ), but things have just steamrolled for him since then as his transition to movies led to a number of huge hits including Jason Reitman's Juno , Hancock , Couples Retreat and last year's Identity Thief . Now, Bateman is making his feature film directorial debut with Bad Words , in which he plays Guy Trilby, a surly 40-year-old who finds a loophole in spelling bee bylaws to make his way through the system to the Golden Quill National Spelling Bee where he encounters a young competitor named Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), who seems to be an annoying distraction from »
Åkerman's acting career began in Canadian TV, followed by "The Utopian Society" (2003) and "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004).
...receiving a nomination for a 'Saturn Award' for 'Best Supporting Actress'.
Since 2012, she has had a recurring role on the sitcom "Suburgatory" and currently plays the lead »
- Michael Stevens
Matthew McConaughey’s journey from rom-com stud muffin to Oscar-winning actor is officially complete. Six years ago, he starred in Fool’s Gold and Surfer, Dude. At Sunday night’s Oscars, he took home the Best Actor prize for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, the culmination of a string of career-rehabilitating roles that included Magic Mike and Mud. McConaughey was always a popular star, and his frivolous, formulaic romantic comedies likely served as golden handcuffs for several years of his career that left him in a creative rut. Give him credit for recognizing that and then actually doing something about it. »
- Jeff Labrecque
The story centers on a criminal who designs heists and sells them to the highest bidder. After a botched job, a contract is put out on his life, causing him to get a life insurance policy for his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). When they realize that it takes 21 days for the policy to go into effect, the man and his daughter team up to keep him alive for an extra three weeks. No details were given for Jonathan Banks' character, although don't be surprised if he ends up playing one of the mafia hitmen who is gunning for the man's life.
After a setback last year when Universal decided to throw the project into turnaround limbo, Vince Vaughn’s comic book adaptation Term Life was resurrected thanks to producer Kevin Frakes’ PalmStar Media Capital, and appears to be on track with Universal once more set to distribute. The film also now boasts a villain, with Riddick’s Jordi Molla aboard.Regular Vaughn collaborator and (whisper it) Couples Retreat director Peter Billingsley is still set to call the shots, working from a script by Andy Lieberman, who adapts his own comic book, originally created with Nick Thornborrow.The plot follows Nick Barrow (Vaughn), who plans heists and comes up with tricks for career criminals. Unfortunately for him, he’s managed to annoy just about everyone, especially when one of the most recent crimes he helped plan goes bad. With mob bosses, corrupt cops and hit men on his trail, Nick decides he »
After years of starring in glossy comedies such as Couples Retreat and directing two Iron Man movies as well as Cowboys and Aliens, Favreau is returning to the more low-key style that made his name, via hits like Swingers and Made.
He directed, wrote and starred in the latest film, playing a chef who quits his kitchen job to set up a food truck. It may be indie, but has a blue-chip cast including Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo.
Also premiering at SXSW will be the Veronica Mars movie, which raised an »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
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