Even super-heroes need to take a little R&R every now and again. The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Kristen Bell, Kristin Davis and Malin Akerman are joining Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman and Vince Vaughn for Couples Retreat. The Universal backed comedy is directed by Peter Billingsley and scripted byFavreau.
The story centers on "four couples who go to a tropical island resort, with one couple working on their marriage and the others sucked into the resort’s couples therapy." Bell is playing Bateman’s wife, Davis is playing Favreau’s and Akerman is Vaughn’s. Faizon Love will be the fourth male lead, though no female counterpart has been announced.
Nearly every person attached to Couples Retreat has some sort of past or current involvement in a superhero franchise. Kristen Bell recently starred in NBC’s Heroes and is expected to continue on a recurring basis. Malin Akerman plays the Silk Spectre in Watchmen. Jon Favreau directed and starred in Iron Man and its upcoming sequel, as well as played Foggy Nelson in Daredevil. Jason Bateman was recently seen in Hancock. Faizon Love was briefly featured in 1993’s Meteor Man. Kristin Davis recently appeared in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D. Even director Billingsley had a bit role in Iron Man.
Vince Vaughn is the only one left on the super-hero sidelines. While he’s starred in some geek friendly projects such as The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the actor lacks a super-hero franchise to call his own, which begs the question: what super-hero project should Vaughn get involved in, if any, and who should he play? Give us your suggestions!