Continuing his bop through feature roles following the success of “Swingers,” actor-writer Vince Vaughn has inked a deal to star in “A Cool Dry Place” for Fox 2000, under John N. Smith’s helm.
Katie Jacobs and Gail Mutrux will produce the drama, adapted by Matthew McDuffie from Michael Grant Jaffe’s debut novel “Dance Real Slow.”
The story follows a part-time lawyer whose wife walks out on him and their 4-year-old son. Subsequently, the father and son leave the city for rural Kansas, where the man finds a new love. Later, problems arise when the boy’s mother comes to the farmland to reclaim her son.
Fox 2000 executive vice president Kevin McCormick oversees for Laura Ziskin’s Fox division.
Since the success of the pic “Swingers,” Vaughn has gone on to co-star in Orion’s “The Locusts” and Universal’s “The Lost World.”
Vaughn takes on producing duties for “Marshal of Revelation” for Miramax from a script he wrote with “Swingers” cohort Jon Favreau.
The actor also signed to co-star with Joaquim Phoenix in “In Too Deep” for Scott Free Prods. under David Dobkin’s helm.
Vaughn was repped in the deal by Nick Stevens of United Talent Agency.