Universal Pictures has acquired Gavin O’Connor’s comedic drama spec “Sunny and 68” reports Variety.
Vince Vaughn will play a superstar on the poker circuit whose alcoholism and recklessness cause him to flame out on national television.
Wiped out and owing $500,000 to bookies, he heads home to upstate New York for the first time in 20 years, looking to take back cash he’d been sending his mother.
Instead, he finds his mother dying of cancer and raising a 5-year-old girl who is actually his daughter. Mom has been positioning his former high school girlfriend to become the girl’s eventual caretaker.
O’Connor (“Pride and Glory”), who co-wrote the script with Anthony Tambakis, will produce and direct the production which shoots in upstate New York starting in February 2010.