Michael Dowse’s What If may not have become a massive hit on its US release, but it nevertheless impressed many in Hollywood. It’s helped him snag a new gig, with the helming signing up to direct The Politician, which THR says Vince Vaughn attached to star.
The film is about ‘a politician in Washington D.C. who is caught in a scandal with some hookers. The man and his underachieving accomplice go on the run from the FBI, U.S. Marshals and a gang of drug dealers.’
Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman wrote the script, which landed on last year’s Black List of the best unproduced screenplays. There’s no news at the moment on when the film will head into production.