The comedy script landed on the 2013 Black List before being picked up by Columbia Pictures
Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman wrote the script, which Sony won in a bidding war after it landed on the 2013 Black List of best screenplays.
The titular character in the film is a disgraced governor who’s caught in a scandal involving hookers, prompting him to go on the run along with an underachieving accomplice from the FBI and U.S. Marshals. Along the way, he is kidnapped by a constituent who’s even crazier than he is. The hard-R comedy is described as being in the vein of “Bad Santa.”
Vaughn was last seen reprising his role as Wes Mantooth in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and has wrapped filming on thriller “Term Life.” He is also expected to be part of the season 2 cast of HBO’s “True Detective.” He is repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.