Yesterday's Variety informed us that Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn and Jason Bateman were all set to team for the comedy COUPLES RETREAT, a movie which Favreau himself wrote from an idea hatched by Vaughn and his great friend Peter Billingsley will direct. Got all that?
Story follows four couples who go to a tropical island resort. While one couple is there to work on their marriage, the others are there to play but soon discover that participation in the resorts couples therapy is not optionalBillingsley is an actor/producer who has worked closely with Favreau and Vaughn in the last few years... most notably appearing in IRON MAN, and also executive producing that superhero movie along with Vaughn's upcoming festive rom-com FOUR CHRISTMASES. All four of these guys also appeared in the 2006 comedy THE BREAK-UP, which featured a stunning (and obviously helped because it was a projection of real life) friendship between Vaughn and Favreau. Shooting should begin late October in Bora Bora and Los Angeles.