Term Life has one thing I never expected – a drama performance from Vince Vaughn in which I didn’t realise it was him until his name was given, and that was due to the dodgy haircut he was given, as well as the fact I wasn’t expecting a drama with his name as top billing. Or his name associated in any way with a drama, but then when there are a number of comedians I don’t find funny but when they do drama, it really works, Lenny Henry being a prime example.
He plays Nick Barrow, a man wanted around town by various hitmen, and who hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in and pay out for his estranged daughter, Cate (Hailee Steinfeld).
Also starring Jon Favreau, Terrence Howard, Annabeth Gish, Mike Epps, Shea Whigham, Cécile De France, plus double-hitters of the fantastic Bill Paxton and Jonathan Banks (Freejack, Breaking Bad), I can’t believe there’s a Vince Vaughn film I want to see, but this has broken the mould.
In the US, Term Life has a release date of March 1st, but as of yet there’s no UK release date.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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