Vince Vaughn is going back to the 70’s. Again. Vaughn was back in the 70’s for the 2004 big screen adaptation of Starsky & Hutch and he also had a small cameo in the 70’s based comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Vaughn will now again be knee deep in bell bottom denim and tube tops as he takes the lead in a new adaptation of The Rockford Files.
The Rockford Files appeared on television from 1974 through 1980 and starred James Garner as a private investigator that works out of his mobile home who helps solve crimes for a $200 a day (plus expenses) fee.
Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures is behind the reboot and that Vince Vaughn will play Jim Rockford and while the television series of the 70’s had moments of comedy scattered amongst its crime-of-the-week, it is expected with Vaughn’s presence that the big screen adaptation will be a full on comedy.
David Levien and Brian Koppelman (Rounders) will write the screenplay and no director or shooting schedule has yet to be announced.
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