Jason Bateman loves the buddy system. Never one to star in a film alone, this time he’s gotten Vince Vaughn to saddle up (metaphorically) with him for Insane Laws, a buddy comedy that examines the changing dynamic of a male relationship as two men age, have kids, and the grandkids. So Vince Vaughn will be playing a grandfather. That’s kind of depressing, even though Vince Vaughn does kind of look like a grandfather.
The film will be helmed by writer-turned-director Jeremy Garelick, who wrote The Break-Up and did some work on The Hangover. The movie could go into production as early as this fall, Deadline reports.
Every aspect of this project seems to make sense to me except for the title. My gut instinct is that it’s a play on “in-laws.” I hope that’s not the case, only because the wordplay is really, really, really awful. Or maybe they’re just gonna poke fun at some wacky laws. In Texas there’s a law that you can’t take more than three sips of beer while standing. That legislation is ripe for satire.