Vince Vaughn has acquired the rights to Ridley Pearson's new novel The Risk Agent for an adaptation which he will star in and produce. Michael Lerner has been hired to adapt the screenplay.

The story is set in Shanghai, China and centers on a Chinese National, working for an American construction company, who is kidnapped in broad daylight. The plot follows Grace Chu, a forensic accountant, and John Knox, a combat operative, hired by Rutherford Risk to recover the hostage. It isn't known what role Vince Vaughn will play at this time.

Vince Vaughn will produce with his Wild West Picture Show Productions partners Victoria Vaughn and Sandra J. Smith. The novel was published last month by Putnam, and will be the first in a series of books.

It isn't known when production will begin at this time. Vince Vaughn will next be seen in theaters this weekend with The Watch, starring alongside Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade.