Vaughn set for role in new thriller

Vince Vaughn has signed up to play a hostage recovery expert in new thriller 'The Risk Agent'.

Vince Vaughn has signed up to play a hostage recovery expert in new thriller 'The Risk Agent'.

The 'Dodgeball' star will also co-produce the film with his company Wild West Picture Show Productions after they acquired the rights to the book by Ridley Pearson, Deadline reports.

Vaughn will play John Knox, an expert in combat and culture who works for Chinese firm Rutherford Risk, which specialises in hostage extraction, from negotiation to recovery.

Set in Shanghai, the film follows the kidnapping of a Chinese National working for an American-owned construction company who is snatched in broad daylight, along with his bodyguard.

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