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April 23, 2013

'Dodgeball' sequel is in the works

This time, Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller will team up to defeat a common enemy

'Dodgeball' sequel is in the works

A sequel to DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story is in the works.

Released in 2004, DodgeBall starred Vince Vaughn as the owner of a struggling local gym who enters a team of misfits into a dodgeball tournament to win the money to save his business. Ben Stiller co-starred as his nemesis, the manager of a high-end rival gym who assembles his own dodgeball team just to thwart him.

The comedy flick was a big hit at the box office, grossing over $167 million (£109 million) worldwide from an estimated $20 million (£13 million) budget, and a follow-up movie has been mooted for several years. However, the project finally seems to be getting off the ground.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox have hired screenwriter Clay Tarver to pen a script which will see Vaughn and Stiller team up to defeat a common enemy. Tarver is best known for co-writing the 2001 road movie Joy Ride with JJ Abrams and has since become a well-known figure on the comedy scene.

Meanwhile, Vince Vaughn will soon be seen with Owen Wilson in The Internship, a comedy set at Google HQ which opens in UK cinemas on July 4. Stiller has several films in the works, including a remake of the 1947 classic The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty and a sequel to Zoolander.

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