Variety is reporting that Vaughn has signed on to play a U.S. marshal facing a explosive conspiracy in the action-thriller Triple Time, reteaming with director Peter Billingsley, who worked with Vaughn on Couples Retreat.
The role of the prisoner Vaughn’s marshal is escorting by plane, with whom he will have to figure out who is behind the transport plane’s explosion, has yet to be cast. Something tells me it won’t be Ben Stiller though.
This marks the third recently announced departure project for Vaughn, who also has action-oriented pictures The Risk Agent and Gunslingers, penned by Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace, lined up.
It’s interesting that he is choosing to go in this direction, although with his mid-2000′s comedic stardom beginning to fade, perhaps roles more similar to his late-90′s dramatic work are exactly what he needs. After all, he did once play Norman Bates.
What do you think? Will Vince Vaughn be able to make a successful transition from fading comedy star to rising action hero? If this dramatic turn doesn’t work out is it back to comedies?