[Movies] Universal Cancels Crime Drama Term Life Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.17.2013
It would have starred Vince Vaughn...
Deadline reports that Universal Pictures has canceled the crime drama Term Life, which would have starred Vince Vaughn, who was also set to produce with Victoria Vaughn through their Wild West Picture Show Productions banner.
This news comes just after the studio hired Hailee Steinfeld to co-star. Vaughn would play a man who is on the run and tries to avoid mob hitmen long enough for his life insurance policy to start so his daughter can get the money. Peter Billingsley was set to direct.
There have been changes at Universal, including Adam Fogelson, James Schamus and Andrew Karpen leaving, Jeff Shell being put in charge of the studio and Peter Schlessel being put in charge of Focus Features. It's unknown if any of this had anything to do with Term Life. All that is known now is that it wasn't as strong a picture as the studio wanted for a green light.