A movie of "The Rockford Files?" Vince Vaughn is on the case.
The star of this summer's "Neighborhood Watch" will soon be sleuthing around as he takes on the lead role in the adaptation of the 1970s drama series, according to Deadline.
"The Rockford Files" starred James Garner as Jim Rockford, a Los Angeles-based private investigator who applied his wits and charm to solving a different case each week. The series, aired from Sept. 10, 1974 through Jan. 10, 1980, was co-created by Roy Huggins, the producer of another hit Garner series, "Maverick."
"Rockford" will be Vaughn's second film based on a television show after his villainous turn in "Starsky & Hutch" (2004). While the search is on for a director, David Levien and Brian Koppelman ("Rounders," "Ocean's Thirteen") are signed on to pen the screenplay; the writing duo also recently became attached to "Runner Runner," the online gambling thriller starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.
Vince Vaughn as a wisecracking private dick who gets by thanks to his well-worn pair of smarty-pants? We can definitely see it, though Vaughn's particular take on Jim Rockford will probably bear little resemblance to Garner's (which is just fine, really).
Vince Vaughn recently signed on to reteam with his "Wedding Crashers" and "Starsky" co-star Owen Wilson for the Shawn Levy-directed comedy, "The Internship." Meanwhile, he'll work the "Neighborhood Watch" starting July 27.