Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
International Trailer For John Woo's The Crossing Debuts
Take your first look at what could be the Chinese Titanic
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 September 2014
New Trailer For The Homesman
Tommy Lee Jones gets more than he bargained for
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Begin Again (2014)
Empire Star Rating
3 Days To Kill (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Bullet (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Shea Whigham Joins Term Life
He'll be a detective in the comic book adaptation

04 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Shea-Whigham-Joins-Term-Life

Bouncing back from turnaround limbo with a vengeance thanks to some new financing and Universal deciding to give it a second chance, Vince Vaughn’s new comic book adaptation thriller Term Life is now shooting. Shea Whigham is the latest cast recruit, signing on to star alongside Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld.

The plot follows Nick Barrow (Vaughn), who plans heists and comes up with tricks for career criminals. Unfortunately for him, he’s managed to annoy just about everyone, especially when one of the most recent crimes he helped plan goes bad. With mob bosses, corrupt cops and hit men on his trail, Nick decides he wants to finally do something good and takes out a big life insurance policy out on himself, payable to his estranged daughter (Steinfeld). There’s just one small hitch: it takes 21 days to take effect, and he’ll be lucky to live 21 hours…

Whigham, last seen in American Hustle (and The Wolf Of Wall Street) and found as a conflicted, often-corrupt police boss on Boardwalk Empire, is slipping back into law enforcement to play a vice detective who has become estranged from his family. He joins a cast that also includes Breaking Bad’s Jonathan Banks, Bill Paxton, Mike Epps and William Levy, Jordi Molla.

With a script by A.J. Lieberman adapting the comic book he created with Nick Thornborrow, Vaughn’s regular collaborator Peter Billingsley is calling the shots now.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

James Mangold Up For The Deep Blue Good-by
But Leonardo DiCaprio is no longer attached
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Gone Girl Review
Our official verdict on David Fincher's adaptation of the best-selling novel

The Future Of Film: The Streaming Services Will Be Major Studios
(Or how Hollywood will have to start worrying about Netflix)

The Empire Podcast #129: Liam Neeson Interview
Plus Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger and Jessica Brown Findlay drop by to talk The Riot Club

The Future Of Film: We'll Be Watching Films In Virtual Reality
Immerse cinema aims to become the must-have experience for the filmgoers of the future

The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)