By Mandi Bierly
July 01, 2011 at 03:34 PM EDT
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A rep for Vince Vaughn confirms that he is in negotiations to join Ben Stiller in the comedy Neighborhood Watch. The long-gestating film, to which Will Ferrell was once attached, is said to revolve around a group of men who form a “neighborhood watch” primarily to get time away from their families, but actually have to do something when they uncover a plot to destroy the world.

Vaughn and Stiller have never been on the same side in a film. They were full-on nemeses in Dodgeball and Starsky & Hutch, they were on rival news teams in Anchorman and estranged brothers in Zoolander. I assume they’ll be fighting on the same side this time, but I hope there’s still some tension between their characters because Vaughn is best when he’s a little prickly. Perhaps they could disagree on the best way to combat the threat, and we could recreate some of Vaughn and Owen Wilson’s magic in Wedding Crashers, in which Vaughn is reluctantly along for the ride… Speaking of Wilson, I’d love to see him in this neighborhood. Who else should be a resident?

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