Hailee Steinfeld To Play Vince Vaughn's Daughter In Action Comedy Term Life

Vince Vaughn is on a mini-streak of picking up co-stars. Just yesterday we learned that veteran character actor Tom Wilkinson has signed on to play Vaughn's boss in the upcoming comedy The Business Trip, and today, thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we have learned that Hailee Steinfeld is attached to star as the actor's daughter in the new graphic novel adaptation Term Life.

Set to be helmed by Couples Retreat director Peter Billingsley (who you may know better as Ralphie from A Christmas Story), the new film will tell the story of a man named Nick Barrow, who has found himself in quite a bit of trouble. The mob, dirty cops and contract killers have all put a target on his back and Nick knows that he doesn't have much time left. With his sad life about to come to an end, he decides to try and do one last kind thing, taking out a million dollar life insurance policy on himself that would give the money to his estranged daughter. What Nick doesn't count on, however, is that there is a three week wait for the policy to activate, meaning Nick has to try and survive for 21 days. As you could probably guess, Vaughn will play Nick in the films while Steinfeld will be playing his daughter.

Steinfeld became a breakout star in 2010 when she earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance as Matty Ross in Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit, but we haven't seen her on the big screen since. That period will soon come to an end, however. Director Carlo Carlei's adaptation of Romeo and Juliet will arrive in limited theaters starting October 11th, and later this year, on November 1st, we will see the release of Gavin Hood's Ender's Game. You can watch trailers for both below:

The actress also just had some big premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, with the debuts of both Can A Song Save Your Life? and Hateship Loveship. She's completed production on Tommy Lee Jones' upcoming western The Homesman as well as Daniel Barber's Civil War drama The Keeping Room and McG's action thriller Three Days To Kill with Kevin Costner. She'll soon start work on Jonathan Mostow's For The Dogs, Kyle Newman's Barely Lethal, and Beth McCarthy-Miller's Why We Broke Up.

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