Newcomer Erin Moriarty To Play Vince Vaughn's Daughter In Neighborhood Watch

Erin Moriarty as Starlight for The Boys
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Thus far, Neighborhood Watch has brought together quite the impressive veteran cast. In addition to Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn at the top, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Will Forte and Rosemarie DeWitt have all signed on for supporting roles. Even the young Nicholas Braun has had multiple film roles and was a star on ABC Family's 10 Things I Hate About You. Finally the cast has gotten some new blood.

Variety reports that Erin Moriarty, who played Whitney Bennett on six episodes of the soap opera One Life To Live last year, has been cast as Vince Vaughn's daughter in the 20th Century Fox sci-fi comedy. The movie is about a group of husbands and dads who form a fake neighborhood watch committee so that they can get some time away from their families. This plan goes awry, however, when the group accidentally discovers a plot that could put the entire world in jeopardy. While the young actress doesn't have many titles on her resume, her first film, John Huddles' The Philosophers, is set to come out next year.

The film is being directed by Akiva Schaffer based on a screenplay by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express). The project was originally developed for filmmaker David Dobkin and Will Ferrell, but when the project stalled last year Rogen and Goldberg were called in to rewrite the script.

While I can't imagine Moriarty's role in the movie is very big - the plot revolves around Vaughn basically abandoning her to hang out with his friends - I think it would be pretty hard to complain when your name is mentioned with such an awesome cast. Neighborhood Watchis scheduled to hit theaters on July 27, 2012.

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