Vince Vaughn is attached to star in the upcoming Columbia Pictures comedy The Politician, which is being produced by Seth Rogen.

The story centers on a Washington D.C. politician who becomes ensnared in a controversial scandal involving prostitutes. He is forced to go on the run with his "underachieving accomplice" to elude the F.B.I., U.S. Marshals and a group of vicious drug dealers.

Along with Vince Vaughn's attachment, Michael Dowse (What If, Goon) has signed on to direct, working from a script by Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman. The script landed on the 2013 Black List, and was picked up by Columbia Pictures in a bidding war late last year.

Seth Rogen is producing alongside Evan Goldberg, James Weaver and Mark Gordon. Drew Simon and Michele Wolkoff are overseeing for the Mark Gordon Company, while Hannah Minghella and Andrea Giannetti are looking over the project for Sony. It isn't known when production may begin.

Vince Vaughn recently wrapped production on Term Life, which co-stars Hailee Steinfeld, Jonathan Banks and Bill Paxton. The actor is also reportedly in talks to star in Season 2 of HBO's True Detective.