A few weeks ago, it was announced that Ken Scott would be writing and directing a remake of his 2011 hit French-Canadian comedy Starbuck for DreamWorks. Now Variety reports that Vince Vaughn has entered into negotiations to star in the pic. The comedy centers on a middle-aged man who finds out that he fathered 533 children via sperm donation. His life is turned upside down when a few hundred of the donor babies “express an irrepressible need to meet their father.” Hit the jump for more, including the trailer for Scott’s original film.
I found it a bit strange that Scott would be writing and directing a remake of his own movie that was only released last year, but the premise should prove to be great comedic fodder in the hands of Vaughn. Per Variety, the project has been fast-tracked to begin shooting later this year, after Vaughn wraps the Shawn Levy-directed comedy The Internship. That film reunites Vaughn with his Wedding Crashers co-star Owen Wilson and finds the middle-aged characters thrust into the world of competitive internships flooded with tech-savvy twentysomethings.
The actor is also developing a big screen iteration of The Rockford Files for 20th Century Fox, and he’ll next be seen in the sci-fi comedy The Watch alongside Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade. That film centers on a group of guys who stumble onto an alien plot to destroy the world as part of a neighborhood watch team. Watch the trailer for Scott’s original Starbuck below.