Vince Vaughn is Sunny and 68
Wed, 05 Nov 2008 11:48:58
Vince Vaughn will star in the dramedy Sunny and 68 for Universal. Gavin O'Connor, who directed the recently released Pride and Glory, will helm the film. O'Connor co-wrote the script and will co-produce alongside Vaughn under his Wild West Picture Show banner.
The film is rife with drama, with Vaughn playing a poker circuit superstar who battles alcoholism and his own reckless behavior. His issues cause him to endure a meltdown on national television. In the aftermath, he finds himself $500,000 in the hole to bookies and has to return to his home in upstate New York for the first time in over two decades. He hatches a scheme to pay off his debt by trying to take back the money he had been sending to his mother, who he learns is dying of cancer. The film will begin shooting in upstate New York in February 2010.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff