Vince Vaughn Cast in Body-Swapping Thriller for Blumhouse

The movie comes from the Happy Death Day franchise's Christopher Landon

By L.B. Lubomski

Vince Vaughn has been cast as the leading man in a yet-to-be-named horror film for Blumhouse from the mind of director Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity and Happy Death Day franchises). According to Collider, the film is based on a screenplay co-written by Landon and Michael Kennedy with Jason Blum attached to produce.

The plot will follow a young high school girl who, after swapping bodies with a serial killer, has less than 24 hours to get her body back before the change becomes permanent. Vaughn will star alongside actress Kathryn Newton, best known for her recent role in Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

Presumably, Vaughn will be playing the role of the aforementioned serial killer, which would be very interesting considering the actor’s comedic background. Vaughn is most often associated with comedies, such as Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers, and Anchorman, although he has done some excellent dramatic roles as well over the years. The only horror film that comes to mind that he was featured in was The Cell starring Jennifer Lopez. It should be nice to see Vaughn take on a hopefully more villainous role than we are accustomed to and really flex his acting skills.

We will let you know as more information becomes available, including a title and release date.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.