Vince Vaughn and Paul Walter Hauser

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Vince Vaughn and Paul Walter Hauser

Independent financier Align has joined AGC Studios, Aloe Entertainment, and Marquee Entertainment to provide financing and co-produce high-stakes comedy caper Queenpins as Vince Vaughn and Paul Walter Hauser join the cast.

Pre-production has been scheduled to start in Los Angeles in late summer on the project starring previously announced Kristen Bell and Leslie Jones. Rocket Science handles international sales.

Husband-and-wife team Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly (Beneath The Harvest Sky, PBS’ Frontline, POV) will direct from their screenplay inspired by the true story of the largest counterfeit coupon caper in US history.

Bell and Jones will play suburban housewives and best friends who get in too deep after they stumble upon a way to profit from making counterfeit coupons.

AGC’s head of production Linda McDonough is producing via her Marquee Entertainment alongside Adrian Politowski and Martin Metz of Align, AGC, in association with Aloe Entertainment’s Mary Aloe and Ludascript’s Gillian Hormel. AGC Studios head Stuart Ford, AGC COO Miguel Palos, and Anik Decoste serve as executive producers.

Wearing its sales hat, AGC Studios recently finalised major territory sales on upcoming Pierre Morel action thriller The Blacksmith at the Cannes virtual market.

Los Angeles-based Align’s projects include Blithe Spirit starring Judi Dench, Leslie Mann, Isla Fischer and Dan Stevens, Love & Other Disasters by Dennis Dugan starring Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons, and Die In A Gunfight with Alexandra Daddario and Diego Boneta.