You’d have thought Hollywood would have run out of old TV shows to make movies out of, but there are a few left. One of those is The Rockford Files, which Deadline reports Vince Vaughn has now signed on to star in and produce a movie version of.
Rounders screenwriters Brian Koppelman and David Levien will write the script for the big screen version of the series. The original show ran from 1974 to 1980 and starred James Garner as private detective James Rockford, who worked from his mobile home near the Malibu beach and used his unique blend of charm and wit to talk his way out of trouble and solve crimes.
The main reason it’s taken this long to get a movie off the ground is that NBC was planning on a reboot of the series The Rockford Files on TV, although that was shut down last year.