Thesp to star opposite Vince Vaughn in DreamWorks comedy

Ben Bailey has joined the cast of the DreamWorks comedy “Starbuck,” portraying a Polish henchman opposite Vince Vaughn.

Directed by Ken Scott and produced by Andre Rouleau, the film centers on a sperm-bank donor (Vaughn), whose life is turned upside down when his cop girlfriend tells him she’s pregnant, even as goons to whom he owes $80,000 come looking for their money and he finds himself at the heart of a lawsuit by 100 kids fathered by a donor known only as “Starbuck.”

Pic is scheduled to begin shooting in New York City in December.

Andre Rouleau will produce, while Scott Mednick will exec produce with Ray Angelic and former DreamWorks exec Mark Sourian.

Bailey is a standup comedian, actor and host of Discovery Channel’s “Cash Cab.” TV credits include his Comedy Central special “Road Rage” as well as appearing on the cabler’s “Premium Blend,” “The World Stands Up” and “Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn.”

Feature film credits include “Spider-Man 2,” “Bad Meat,” “Don’t Shoot the Pharmacist,” “They’re Made Out of Meat” and “Meet Me at Rays,” which he co-wrote and directed.

Bailey is repped by APA and Cohen & Gardner.

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