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Vince Vaughan to star in The Rockford Files

April 17th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

Universal Pictures have set the task of writing a new Rockford File’s script to David Levien and Brian Koppelman and (if rumours are to believed) Vince Vaughan will play the lead role of Jim Rockford.

The writing partnership of Levien and Koppelman must be in full swing as they are polishing off their script for the new Ben Affleck thriller Runner, Runner and have been given the task of bringing this classic series to the big screen.

The Rockford Files, which starred James Garner as a down and out private detective with very colourful friends from all walks of life, was a major player on television from 1974-1980.

Whilst Vaughan may have the charm and charisma to pull off the character, it’s the script that will have fans either jumping through their trailer to their beaten up old car, or will leave them reaching for their answering machine.

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