Tom Vaughan to direct 'Boomsday'

Christopher Buckley novel being adapted for big screen

Tom Vaughan has come aboard to direct the film adaptation of Christopher Buckley's satiric novel "Boomsday," which GreeneStreet Films and Das Films are producing.

Ron Bass and Jen Smolka have written the screenplay about a Washington D.C. publicist and blogger who jokingly suggest that senior citizens should voluntarily commit suicide to solve the social security crisis -- only to see a politician, with whom she becomes romantically involved, take up the cause.

GreeneStreet is financing the project, which will begin production next year during the second quarter.

Glen Basner's FilmNation is selling international rights through its partnership with GreeneStreet.

Vaughan, repped by CAA, most recently directed "What Happens in Vegas" and "Extraordinary Measures." Buckley and Bass are both repped by ICM.