Few actors have become more intrinsically linked with the comedy genre than Vince Vaughn over the course of the last two decades. While the actor has certainly performed in his fair share of war movies, thrillers and horror flicks, his legacy in Hollywood has been secured by his performances in films like Swingers and Wedding Crashers. Given that stellar reputation for delivering comedic performances with incredible ease, we are always on the lookout for whatever projects Vaughn manages to line up for himself. As it turns out, it appears that the comedy icon has officially signed on to act alongside Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming wrestling dramedy Fighting with My Family.
A report from Variety indicates that Vince Vaughn has officially joined the cast of Fighting with My Family. Specific information has yet to be revealed regarding the nature of Vaughn's role in the film, but casting him alongside Dwayne Johnson is pretty much a sure-fire recipe for comedy gold. They are two of the most charming actors working today, so we can pretty much expect to see an excellent synergy between their respective types of charisma.
Vince Vaughn joins what could only be referred to as an eclectic cast of performers who have already signed on for the project. In addition to Dwayne Johnson, Fighting with my Family has also already enlisted the acting talents of Shaun of the Dead's Nick Frost, as well as Game of Thrones' Lena Headey. There's a vast array of acting talent present in this film, so this will undoubtedly become one of the most intriguing projects of the next year.
Written and directed by Stephen Merchant (who will appear as Caliban in James Mangold's Logan next month), Fighting with My Family centers on a former wrestler and his family as they make a living performing at intimate venues all over the country. The movie will likely have particular significance to The Rock, as it primarily takes inspiration from the real-life experiences of his fellow WWE star Paige and her family of professional wrestlers. That is an inherently absurd premise and ripe for a comedic take, but we have a feeling that this real story will also be mined for a quite a bit of raw, emotional drama as well.
CinemaBlend will bring you more updates related to this project as more details become available to us. Fighting with My Family does not have a set release date yet, but it is expected to hit theaters in 2018.