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Although primarily known for his comedic roles over the last two decades, Vince Vaughn has experienced a long career that has spanned numerous genres. He has done comedy, action, and even horror – but the less we say about Gus Van Sant’s Psycho the better. Despite having such a diverse resume, he has never really been known to change his appearance too much for a movie – until now. The first images from his new film, Term Life, have just been made available to us, and there’s something we really need to sit down and discuss. Check out the poster below.
As you can see, the poster features Vaughn, accompanied by co-star Hailee Steinfeld, brandishing a gun against a dreary, neo-noir urban landscape. It’s a fairly standard movie poster in general, but we all need to pay special attention to Vince Vaughn’s friggin hairdo. Unlike his usual short, curly, stiff hair that we have come to expect from him over the years, now he has a greying, grungy mop of decidedly long locks.
We don’t mean to nitpick, but we have to admit that it’s an odd, somewhat distracting choice considering how unnecessary it really is. It’s obvious what the intention of the filmmakers is here: to show that he’s a man truly at the end of his rope and down on his luck, they opted to give him a shaggy mop that emphasizes his unkempt appearance. However, like so many John Travolta and Nicholas Cage action flicks before, surely someone on set should have noticed that an odd hairdo for a movie star could distract people and become the only thing they can talk about when the movie hits theaters.
An upcoming feature from Focus World, Term Life centers on career thief Nick Barrow (Vaughn) as he and his daughter Cate (Steinfeld) evade criminals, crooked cops, and hit men who want Nick dead. Nick’s sole mission is to stay alive long enough for his insurance policy to kick in so that his daughter can claim the payout and use the money to create a better life for herself. In this way it takes the fairly well worn film storyline of "man on the run," and adds its own unique twist to the formula. It’s basically a Vince Vaughn fronted version of the Jason Statham action romp Crank, only there’s a lot more paperwork involved.
As far as the cast goes, it’s a proverbial "who’s who" of B-list names. Aside from Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld, the filmmakers have brought on names such as Bill Paxton, Jonathan Banks, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and Mike Epps. Term Life will be made available for video and digital release on March 1, and it will hit theaters one month later on April 8. Stay tuned for more details.