Vince Vaughn, that guy who says those things that aren’t really funny anymore, is dragging up the lifeless corpse of an old television favorite back into the idiot box. I’d say if there is a God this won’t be a success, but maybe that dude just loves girls getting hit in the nose with footballs. Who knows.
Judging from this past weekend’s box office take for “The Watch,” it seems audiences have finally grown cool on Vince Vaughn’s plateaued role choices, and perhaps so has the actor as well. Though he’s currently shooting another comedy with Owen Wilson this summer with “The Internship,” Vaughn has been eager to flex his action-adventure muscles, attaching himself to movies like “The Risk Agent” for Universal and “Gunslingers” penned by Randall Wallace. In his spare time though, he’s also turned to producing for TV, and in a unexpected move has set his eyes on rebooting one of the ’70s most popular sitcoms in the process.
Through his own production company, Vaughn has announced he will develop and executive produce an updated version of “The Brady Bunch” for CBS, who recently placed a script order for Mike Mariano (“Raising Hope,” “My Name Is Earl”) to write. For the next-generation show, the plot will center on a grown-up Bobby Brady, divorced with children himself, deciding to marry and raise a child with another woman who also has kids. As their ex-spouses both still play a crucial part in their lives, the couple tries to navigate the winding maze of contemporary family dynamics that only a wacky modern-day setting could produce.
I can’t imagine you being excited. Are you?