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


will catherine michael

In one of the biggest to hit the market in Cannes so far, will star in opposite and in a story being pitched as a dark twist on the traditional family vacation comedy. Written and to be directed by Golden Globe nominee , the film will be produced by through her Archer Gray Productions with serving as executive .

The movie centers around a father of six (Ferrell) who gives his wife (Keener) the birthday present of a lifetime: a trip through the Caribbean on a sailboat with the entire family – including the kids and their significant others. But as “Captain Dad” refuses to come to terms with the fact that he can’t really sail, his ‘father knows best’ attitude begins to clash with the rest of the family.

UTA Independent Group put the package together, the news of which offers Ferrell a welcome reprieve from the recent firestorm triggered over his attachment to the controversial Reagan – a project Ferrell has subsequently dropped.

Silva has had a strong career as a 1st AD and second unit director for films such as Terence Malick’s Knight of Cups, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Babel. His previous directorial effort, The Maid – which he co-wrote with Pedro Peirano – was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language in 2009.

Ferrell is repped by UTA and .
Keener is repped by Gersh.
Cera is repped by Thruline and .
Silva is repped by UTA.

For all our Cannes 2016 coverage click here.


 | Managing Editor

Leave A Reply