True Detective season 2 may have stooped far below the bar of expectations set by its predecessor, but Vince Vaughn has still caught the action-thriller bug, as today’s thrilling first trailer for Peter Billingsley’s (Couples Retreat) Term Life attests.
While Vaughn headlines the drama as Nick Barrow, Pitch Perfect 2 and True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld is on board to complete the father-daughter duo. Term Life will push the pair to the brink, too, given that Vaughn’s character, upon receiving umpteen threats against his life, takes out a comprehensive life insurance policy to carve out a healthy sum to leave to his estranged daughter.
There’s a hitch to that plan, though; said policy doesn’t take into affect for a full 21 days, forcing Nick and his daughter to become fugitives for three weeks in order to shake that looming price on his head. It’s all very ridiculous and over-the-top, but the first trailer proves that Term Life could go on to become something of a sleeper hit.
That in large part comes down to its excellent cast, which includes Bill Paxton, Jonathan Banks, Mike Epps, Jon Favreau, Jordi Molla, Shea Whigham, William Levy, Taraji P. Henson, Annabeth Gish, Terrence Howard and Cain Velasquez.
Term Life is currently poised to hit VOD first on March 1 before a limited theatrical release on April 8.
Everyone wants Nick (Vince Vaughn) dead. A desperate man, Nick takes out a life insurance policy on himself, payable to his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). But the policy doesn’t take effect for 21 days and he might not live that long.