Will Ferrell has been attached to star for some time with Etan Cohen directing. Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing for Gary Sanchez productions along with Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane for Good Universe.
The story follows a mild mannered radio exec, played by Ferrell, whose life gets chaotic when his wife’s ex-husband, played by Vaughn, re-enters the picture and he must compete to vie for his step-children’s affections.
Cohen, Brian Burns, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy are writing the script.
The film has been set up at Paramount for some time while the script was being done. The idea is for Vaughn to do this film before jumping into New Regency’s comedy “Business Trip” which he signed on to last month.
Vaughn is repped by CAA and besides “The Internship,” can also be seen in the DreamWorks’ pic “Delivery Man” this fall.