The Fighter director David O. Russell is in early talks to rewrite and direct 2 Guns for Universal Pictures.
Vince Vaughn will star in the project, which centers on an undercover DEA officer and an undercover naval officer who are investigating each other, unaware that they are both the good guys. They later discover they were duped by the mafia to steal $50 million from the CIA. The project is based on the Boom! Studios graphic novel by Steven Grant and Mat Santolouco.
We last reported on the project in October, when it was mentioned that Owen Wilson would also star. It isn't clear if Owen Wilson is still involved.
David O. Russell and Vince Vaughn were previously set to collaborate on Old St. Louis, a project that was put on the back burner after the director signed on to direct Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
Since David O. Russell will rewrite the script, which was originally written by Blake Masters, it seems this project may be a ways off before production starts.