Vince Vaughn has snapped up the rights to Ridley Pearson’s new novel The Risk Agent for an adaptation which he plans to star in and produce. Michael Lerner has been hired to adapt the screenplay, according to Deadline.
The story is set in Shanghai, China and sees a Chinese National, working for an American construction company, get kidnapped in broad daylight. The plot follows Grace Chu, a forensic accountant, and John Knox, a combat operative, hired by Rutherford Risk to recover the hostage. It isn’t known what role Vince Vaughn will play at this time, but presumably he’ll play Knox.
The novel was published last month in the US, and will be the first in a series of books, so this could potentially be a franchise.