Universal Pictures has suddenly scrapped its Vince Vaughn-led crime drama “Term Life”.
Vaughn was to star in and produce the action comedy about a low-life whom everybody wants dead. In a rare act of selflessness, the man takes out a million-dollar policy to benefit his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld).
Soon after, he realizes it doesn’t take effect for three weeks so he must survive that long in order for it to take effect. Peter Billingsley was slated to direct the film.
Sources deny claims that recent major staffing changes at the studio were to blame for the cancellation.