Here’s one of the weirder news stories I’ve heard… um, ever:
…the “Swingers” star has partnered with the radio show host to produce a new reality show that will air in 2013 on Beck’s TheBlaze TV.
The show is called “Pursuit of Truth,” and it pits 20 documentary filmmakers against one another, with the grand prize being the financing and distribution of their documentary film.
“I am proud to announce that Vince Vaughn and I are going to be the executive producers,” Beck said Wednesday. “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?”
Yeah, you say, that’s weird, Jason, but I need it to be just a little weirder. Well, ok, I aim to please:
Joel Cheatwood, President and Chief Content Officer for TheBlaze said: “We are excited to continue to expand our programming with producers like Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Gary Auerbach. The documentary film, particularly those that seek the truth with no agenda, is an important art form that is struggling to survive in this media environment. We will be looking for stories that simply need to be told.”
Peter Billingsley from Wild West Productions said: “We are thrilled to provide an opportunity for filmmakers. Getting any film beyond the idea stage has become increasingly difficult these days, especially for documentary filmmakers that want to shine a light and make a difference. Our goal is to create a powerful annual platform to help filmmakers tell important and engaging stories.”
Peter Billingsley is in on this? That Peter Billingsley? Yes, that Peter Billingsley.