Vince Vaughn and Ron Howard Team Up for Infidelity Comedy

1/07/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Rob Stammitti

It's been a while since Ron Howard has made a comedy. Though he's brought us such silly fare as "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and "EdTV," he's been focused on more darker (or at least more straight-faced) material lately with his Dan Brown adaptations and 2008's "Frost/Nixon." This Spring, however, Howard will be returning to the comedy genre, with none other than the one-liner spouting smart alleck Vince Vaughn.

From MTV:

"Vaughn and Brian Grazer will produce the movie, which was conceived by Grazer and scripted by Allan Loeb ("21").

Vaughn will play a man who finds out that his best friend's wife is having an affair. The question driving the plot is, of course, should he give his buddy the terrible news? Reportedly, Vaughn was interested in the project due to his favor for comedies that explore the dark sides of relationships. Past examples would include "The Break-Up" and "Couples Retreat.""

Interesting idea, especially for Howard, who isn't really familiar with this sort of material at all. This kind of thing is tailor-made for Vaughn, though, and despite his rough last couple years (his last good movie was probably "Wedding Crashers" in 2006) I'm always up for seeing the guy in just about anything. Even when his movies are bad, he manages to rise above the material and still pull some laughs out of me. He's a lot like Owen Wilson or Danny McBride, who can say just about anything and make it funny.

As for the talents writing the vehicle, I'm not very familiar with anything by Loeb, but since he's behind "21" and the upcoming "Wall Street" sequel, I assume this'll be more on the darker side of comedy.

With shooting scheduled for Spring, we can probably expect Howard and Vaughn's take on infidelity sometime next year. Count me in.


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