Vince Vaughn Will Play a Disgraced Elected Official in The Politician

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Vince Vaughn attends "Holler If Ya Hear Me" opening night at Palace Theatre on June 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images) Photo: Walter McBride/2014 Walter McBride

Today in non–True Detective Vince Vaughn casting news, The Hollywood Reporter reports that the actor has taken the lead role in a new comedy called The Politician, from What If director Michael Dowse. Vaughn will play a D.C. politician on the run from the law after becoming embroiled in a prostitution scandal. That said, a lying politician could totally be a True Detective villain, so we'll take this as progress.