If you happen to be browsing stock photos and see someone who resembles Vince Vaughn, don’t worry – you’re not going crazy and no, Vince Vaughn didn’t give up acting to star in cringeworthy stock photography. It’s just a fun marketing maneuver for his new movie, “Unfinished Business.”
As the title suggests, the movie deals with the business world, in that Vince Vaughn plays a small business owner whose trip to Europe with his two colleagues goes wrong in every way possible. The comedy also stars Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson, which is why you’ll also spot them in the stock photos.
This marketing tactic is amusing enough to have gotten everyone’s attention, including the many people who have probably never heard of the movie or seen the trailers. As a bonus, just from viewing the pictures on Getty Images’ iStock, you can get a sense of the type of comedy to expect from the movie: cheesy! And that might be why the movie hasn’t garnered great reviews and didn’t do well at the box office on its opening weekend.
But the marketing fun for this movie isn’t over yet. New pictures will be coming out March 16, and the following week, all of the images that were taken will be released so you can choose your favorite from the collection.
It should be noted that although these three actors look like naturals when it comes to stock photography models, they never actually posed for these pictures. Instead, their faces were Photoshopped onto the originals. Yes, these pictures really existed before the movie’s marketing team got ahold of them! Despite the fact that they were Photoshopped, the results are amusing, and the marketing tactic is still a unique one. So have fun looking at some of the images below!: