Vince Vaughn hasn’t been having the best run of career luck, lately; the last two years of Vaughn-starring vehicles (The Dilemma and The Watch) were both critical and financial disappointments, and 2013 hasn’t been much kinder, as the actor’s reunion with Wedding Crashers co-star Owen Wilson resulted in the equally lukewarm film The Internship – the third Vaughn-vehicle barely match its production budget in worldwide box office earnings (domestically, his pictures show a steady decline in fan interest).
Perhaps that why this trailer for Delivery Man looks like something slightly different from Vaughn – a more dramatic character study with comedic undertones (rather than the other way around); a formula that not-so-coincidentally resulted in Vaughn’s 2006 romantic-dramedy smash-hit, The Break-Up.
In Delivery Man Vince Vaughn plays David Wozniak, a slacker delivery man who finds out that, as a result of a mixup at a fertility clinic, he has been the genetic father of 533 children. When a cabal of his children get file a lawsuit, David must face the ethical decision of coming forward and giving a face to the father his gigantic brood may (or may not) desperately need.
Delivery Man will be in theaters on November 22, 2013.