By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 15, 2012 at 4:12PM
Vince Vaughn, action star? Uh, okay. Granted, he dabbled in the genre ("Mr. And Mrs. Smith" where he was mostly shooting quips and not bullets), and has done non-comedic parts from time to time ("Psycho," "Domestic Disturbance") but as a fully fledged lead in a Tony Scott movie? Well, we'll admit that it's inspired. And hey, if Keira Knightley can lead "Domino" then anything is possible.
But if all goes according to plan, Deadline reports that Vaughn will lead "Lucky Strike" which the site says could shape up to be Tony Scott's next film, though we'll only believe it when cameras are rolling and a craft services table has been wheeled out. Penned by Henry Bean ("The Believer," "Internal Affairs") the story centers on a DEA agent who teams with a drug runner to take down a cartel. So thrown in some weird filters, and hyper editing, and you've basically got a Tony Scott movie. No word on who Vaughn will play.
Emmett/Furla Films are backing the $80 million project which is over at Fox with a late summer/early fall start being eyed, but again, we'll see. Scott has about five zillion other projects on his plate as well including the thriller "Narco Sub," the forever developing "Hell's Angels," that remake of "The Wild Bunch," "Potzdamer Platz," an adaptation of John Grisham's "The Associate" in the works and of course, "Top Gun 2." As for Vaughn, should this actually happen, the scheduling should leave him time to do the recently announced comedy "Interns" with old pal Owen Wilson, which Shawn Levy recently told Collider is aiming to shoot this summer. But for now, just toss "Lucky Strike" on the stack of Scott stuff that might be made.