nullTerrence Howard has joined the cast of of Universal’s adaptation of the graphic novel Term Life, which stars Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld, and follows a man who plans and sells heists to the highest bidder, but when his latest job goes horribly wrong, he finds himself hunted by every crooked person he knows. He takes out a life insurance policy on himself with his daughter as the beneficiary, just in case, while being forced to take his daughter on the run, and keep them both alive, until the insurance policy becomes active in 3 weeks. In the process, he of course learns how to be a better father. 

Howard will play a small town sheriff who encounters Vaughn’s character while he is on the run.
He joins the previously cast Taraji P. Henson (in a Hustle & Flow reunion) as well as Shea WhighamJonathan BanksBill Paxton and William Levy, in a project directed by Peter Billingsley from a screenplay penned by A.J. Lieberman, who also wrote the original graphic novel that he created with Nick Thornborrow

Henson and Howard are also set to co-star in Lee Daniels’ collaboration with his The Butler writer, Danny Strong, and super producer Brian Grazer – a hip hop drama series titled Empire, which is set up at FOX TV.