Vince Vaughn is looking to step outside the box a bit. Variety reports that Vaughn has signed on to star in the action-thriller Triple Time. Vaughn will play a broke U.S. Marshall “who’s tasked with escorting a prisoner accused of an environmental disaster to Washington D.C.” The pair’s transport plane explodes, forcing them to work together in order to figure out who’s behind the conspiracy. Peter Billingsley (Couples Retreat) will direct from a script by Billingsley and Michael J. Wilson.
Triple Time marks one of a number of projects that Vaugh has signed on to recently, including a feature adaptation of The Rockford Files and Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace’s Gunslingers. Vaughn recently wrapped the Shawn Levy comedy The Internship with Owen Wilson and is next set to film the comedy Starbuck with Chris Pratt.
America’s favorite perpetually happy family may be returning to a living room near you. CBS is developing a reboot of The Brady Bunch alongside Vince Vaughn, with an eye towards creating a revamped, multi-camera comedy iteration of the classic comedy series. Though the original show—which ran on ABC from 1969-1974—centered on a widowed architect with three sons who married a woman with three daughters, the updated version finds a divorced man named Bobby Brady with kids of his own married to a woman who also has kids, and they share a child together. Hit the jump for more details.
Here’s two more new series in development that will be vying for a slot on next year’s TV schedule. First up, THR has word on a new western series that just sold to Fox. The untitled project is said to explore the origins of Wyatt Earp, focusing on the well-known events in his life like the infamous gunfight at the OK Corral and details about his brothers bringing order to a lawless frontier. The Shield writer John Hlavin is behind the script while Fringe producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will executive produce. With these names attached, it’s makes it much more likely that this will be a big project at next year’s upfronts presentation. Of course, with AMC’s track record, this new project will likely have to work hard to top the forthcoming western series Hell on Wheels.
Details on a new TBS sitcom with comedian Steve Byrne after the jump.
A Christmas Story recently kicked off the list of our favorite Christmas movies, and with good reason. It’s a classic. Peter Billingsley, who starred as Ralphie Parker, knows this better than anyone. And so it is with great pride that Billingsley will executive produce A Christmas Story: The Musical!, a stage musical set for a December 9-30 run in Seattle. Billingsley tells THR, “I’m excited to bring this film to the stage because the story and the characters lend themselves so well to the world of musicals… Just think about the idea of a leg-lamp kickline.”
Broadway composers Benj Paske and Justin Paul penned the original score. Billingsley hopes a successful initial run will launch the show to more stages in the future.
Director Kimberly Peirce (Stop-Loss) is set to direct the adaptation of Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely. Although the title may lead you to believe that the film is about stuff people in New England really approve of, the story “follows a teenage girl who has seen dangerous faeries her entire life. She must suddenly go against everything she’s been taught in order to confront a world that she was raised to fear.” TheWrap reports that Vince Vaughn will produce through his Wild West Picture Show Productions banner along with sister Valerie Vaughn and Peter Billingsley.
Wicked Lovely is the first book in the four-book series. Hit the jump for the official synopsis.
Opening on October 9th is director Peter Billingsley’s “Couples Retreat”. The film was written by Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn & Dana Fox and it’s about four couples that go away to a tropical resort to try and work out their marital problems and have some fun. Along for the ride are Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Malin Akerman, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell and Faizon Love. So to help promote the film, we’ve been given seven clips and you can watch them after the jump. Also, I just interviewed the entire cast, so look for those interviews soon.