Here’s a Hollywood couple you probably didn’t see coming: Vince Vaughn and Glenn Beck. The “Wedding Crashers” star and former Fox News host announced today that they’re developing “Pursuit of Truth,” a reality show for Beck’s network, TheBlaze TV.
The show will pit 20 documentary filmmakers against each other as they compete for financing and distribution for their film. (Ben Affleck and Matt Damon did a similar series with HBO, “Project Greenlight,” in the early ’00s.) Vaughn and Beck’s nine episode series will launch on TheBlaze TV in spring 2013.
Beck shared the news on his radio show today. “I am proud to announce that Vince Vaughn and I are going to be the executive producers,” he said. “That should make everybody’s head spin. ‘What the hell is Vince Vaughn doing with a crazy man?’ I know, that’s what my friends say. ‘Glenn, what are you doing with the crazy man Vince Vaughn?’ Yes. It’s great, isn’t it? I love it.”
Aspiring documentarians, take note: Beck said he’d “love to see something on the Federal Reserve, the game that’s being played there. I would love to see something on why capitalism is actually a good thing, why it’s not a bad thing.”
Beck, Vaughn, and their production partners will review applications for contestants, according to the show’s website.
Vaughn has expressed his conservative leanings before. He supported Republican presidential contender Ron Paul in 2008 and 2012.
For Beck, the show is his latest eyebrow-raising project. Earlier this year, he launched a line of jeans.