Cult noughties classic movie getting reboot with original star – 19 years after the original | The Sun

HIT movie Dodgeball is set to get a sequel – and Vince Vaughn is slated to reprise his role.

The project is currently in early development at 20th Century Studios and will be written by by Jordan VanDina.

According to Deadline, Vince, 53, is on board, but is not yet known if Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Justin Long and Stephen Root will be back.

The first film came out in 2004 and was written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

It made over $140m at the box office globally.

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story tells the story of Vaughan's kindly character Peter LaFleur, who owns his own gym called Average Joe's.

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Sadly for LaFleur it's nearly out of business due to the popularity of fitness chain Globo Gym, owned by Stiller's villainous fitness guru White Goodman, who has the world's best 'tache and hairdo combo.

When Goodman buys the gym, Peter has just 30 days to raise $50,000 get it back and stop it being turned into a car park.

So with the help of lawyer Kate, played by Stiller's ex-wife Christine Taylor, LaFleur enters a dodgeball tournament in Las Vegas with a cash prize.

Dodgeball is an American sport which involves two teams throwing balls at each other for points – and according to the movie, the five rules of the game are "dodge, duck, dip, dive and… dodge".

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LaFleur and his team are trained by an ageing, wheelchair-bound dodgeball pro called Patches, played by Rip Torn, who throws spanners at them and insults them at every turn.

However, White Goodman has been keeping tabs on Peter and is forming his own team, called the Cobras, and the climax of the film sees the teams battle it out.

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