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Even though we haven’t yet gotten a peek at Ken Scott’s Delivery Man starring Vince Vaughn, we’re already getting more information about the pair’s second collaboration, the “high” concept comedy Business Trip. (Note that the quotes indicate a comedy inside of a plane, not anything to do with stoners.) TheWrap reports the New Regency-produced film may have landed two quality co-stars, as the British gem Nick Frost and James Marsden are both in talks to join the cast. I’m much more interested in seeing Marsden in comedic roles over dramatic ones, and Frost can do no wrong for me, so here’s hoping even their supporting roles will be enough to balance the whirlwind of overacting that is Vince Vaughn.
Unfortunately, there still isn’t very much information regarding the film’s plot to be gleaned from this casting news. Vaughn will star as an American businessman who experiences a world of hijinks and craziness while on a flight to Europe. (I can’t help but assume someone mistakes him for a hijacker at some point.) Dave Franco also stars, and “supporting roles” is the only description that Frost and Marsden’s involvement gets.
Frost is of course best known for his film and TV work shared with Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright, including Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and the soon to be released finale to their Cornetto Trilogy, the sci-fi comedy The World’s End. While it will be quite strange to see him regularly starring in movies without Pegg (they were also in Paul together), he has a few projects lined up to make the transition easier. He’ll star opposite Chris O’Dowd and Rashida Jones in the dancing comedy Cuban Fury and will star in the British romantic comedy series Mr. Sloane, which should be out next year. He’ll also be heard in Laika Entertainment’s highly anticipated upcoming stop-motion animation The Boxtrolls, which also has Pegg in it.
Marsden, meanwhile, has had a busy year already, with roles in both the recently released biopic Lee Daniels’ The Butler and the comedic action romp 2 Guns, and he has a well-rounded slate of upcoming films that will keep our theaters Marsden-heavy for the next year or so. He’s in the sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Erik Van Looy’s suspense thriller remake of his own film The Loft, Steven Brill’s comedy Walk of Shame, and David Hackl’s thriller-in-the-wild Red Machine. He’s currently filming Shira Piven’s comedy Welcome to Me opposite Kristen Wiig.
There’s no telling when this thing will get started, but New Regency is looking to release the film next year at some point.
Because The World’s End needs to take over the box office this weekend, watch the trailer again!