Tag Archives: Will Ferrell

Ready for Your Parents to Come Visit for the Holidays? New Trailers for “Bad Moms Christmas” and “Daddy’s Home 2” Should Help (Video)

BadMoms2TNOpening on Nov. 3 and 10 respectively, the two new holiday-related comedy sequels are going to be vying for the comedy market when they open although the Bad Moms sequel is going all-out with a VERY raunchy R-rated trailer.

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Will Ferrell to Star in “The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” for CBS Films

Will Ferrell The 100 Year-Old ManThe Tracking Board also hears the SNL alum is circling a project titled American Huckster in which he would play Chuck Blazer, the controversial and flamboyant central figure in the recent FIFA scandal, who died in July.

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UNTITLED WILL FERRELL/JASON MOMOA COMEDY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDescribed as Galaxy Quest meets Ocean’s Eleven, the film finds Ferrell playing a washed-up TV star who reunites with the actor (Momoa) who played his son, who has since become a huge star.

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“The House” Trailer: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler Go “Casino” On a Cheater (Video)

The House TrailerJason Mantzoukas looks like a major scene-stealer in Andrew Jay Cohen’s directorial debut, which New Line will release in June.

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HBO Orders “Succession” from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

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TONI ERDMANN (REMAKE) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Without warning, an eccentric father visits his adult daughter living abroad in an attempt to reconnect with her.

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Jack Nicholson, Kristen Wiig to Star in “Toni Erdmann” Remake at Paramount

Jack Nicholson Kristen Wiig Toni ErdmannThose who feared that Jack Nicholson’s last film would be 2010’s forgettable How Do You Know? can rest easy, because’s Jack’s back, baby!

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CROOK COUNTY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA whistleblower’s harrowing journey into an undercover FBI operation in 1980’s Cook County, Illinois, sending him toe-to-toe with corrupt judges, hustling defense attorneys, and Chicago mobsters; and ultimately resulting in the largest number of convictions of government officials in the history of the United States.

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Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Team Up for “Everything’s Coming Up Profits” Musical

will ferrell excerptUniversal Studios is putting together an all-star team for an original musical based on Everything’s Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals. The film will star Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig with Amblin Entertainment producing and Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman set to write the score.

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EVERYTHING’S COMING UP PROFITS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMReveals how corporate America employed Broadway talent to take part in industrial shows from the 1950s to the 1980s to help motivate sales forces and educate employees on products.

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Will Ferrell to Headline eSports Comedy from Legendary

will ferrellLegendary Pictures has tapped Will Ferrell to star in an Untitled eSports Comedy from scribes Michael Kvamme and Jordan Dunn. Legendary will produce alongside Mosaic and Gary Sanchez Productions.

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UNTITLED ESPORTS COMEDY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCenters on a member of a professional eSports team, and an anomaly in a sport where players usually retire in their 20s due to slowing hand-eye coordination.

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BACKSEAT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the career of Dick Cheney as Halliburton CEO and his rise to become vice president of the United States.

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Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly to Bring Comedy Spin to “Sherlock Holmes”

will-ferrell-john-c-reillyComedy cohorts Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are reuniting for Etan Cohen’s Holmes & Watson. The laffer is inspired by the infamous tales penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that follow Sherlock Holmes.

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UNTITLED LAURYN KAHN ACTION COMEDY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo FBI agents go deep undercover as a married couple on a reality show about rich Los Angeles housewives.

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Untitled Lauryn Kahn Action Comedy (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Two FBI agents go deep undercover as a married couple on a reality show about rich Los Angeles housewives.

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BAD BLOOD (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory is based on embattled medical company Theranos and its 32 year-old founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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Untitled Adam McKay Medical Drama (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMStory is based on embattled medical company Theranos and its 32 year-old founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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Will Ferrell To Star As “Captain Dad” Opposite Catherine Keener And Michael Cera – Cannes


In one of the first big projects to hit the market in Cannes, Will Ferrell has boarded Captain Dad, a dark comedy from writer-director Sebastian Silva. Ferrell will star opposite Catherine Keener and Michael Cera.

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CAPTAIN DAD (SALES)

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A father of six gives his wife the birthday present of a lifetime: a trip through the Caribbean on a sailboat with the entire family. But as “Captain Dad” refuses to come to terms with the fact that he can’t sail, his attitude begins to clash with the rest of the family.

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Will Ferrell And Adam McKay Partner With Annapurna Pictures For “The Hustlers At Scores”

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are set to team up with Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures for The Hustlers at Scores based on the New York Magazine of the same name by Jessica Pressler.

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Will Ferrell Attached To Play Former Commander In Chief In “Reagan”

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Famous George W. Bush impersonator Will Ferrell is looking to take on a different Commander in Chief: President Ronald Reagan. Ferrell is attached to play the lead in Reagan, which tells the story of his second term in office when he starts to show signs of dementia.

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REAGAN (ROSOLIO) (SALES)

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When Ronald Reagan falls into dementia at the start of his second term, an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander in chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.

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Paramount Sets “Daddy’s Home” Sequel With Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg

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Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are teaming up again for Paramount Pictures’ Daddy’s Home. The first film bowed over the holiday season and racked up $240 million worldwide gross.

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DADDY’S HOME 2 (SALES)

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Sequel to the hit comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

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Will Ferrell And Adam McKay Set Convict Comedy With Universal

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Universal has acquired a pitch from Neighbors co-writer Brenden O’Brien, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in a seven-figure deal. The story centers around an escaped convict who attempts to stop his girlfriend from getting married.

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UNTITLED ESCAPED CONVICT COMEDY (SALES)

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An escaped convict teams up with an unlikely partner to stop his girlfriend from getting married.

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Untitled Escape Convict Comedy (Pitch)

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Logline: An escaped convict teams up with an unlikely partner to stop his girlfriend from getting married.

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ICE PACK: AN INSURANCE SALESMAN AND A DOCTOR WALK INTO A BAR, AND END UP AT THE NORTH POLE (SALES)

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Tells the story of a ragtag group of ordinary, middle-aged guys from Minnesota who spontaneously decide over a beer to mount a snowmobile expedition to the North Pole.

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“Once” Director John Carney In Talks To Helm “Russ And Roger Go Beyond” Starring Will Ferrell

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John Carney is being courted to direct STX Entertainment’s Russ and Roger Go Beyond, a film about the time when sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer and late film critic Roger Ebert teamed up to make Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

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