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Will Ferrell to Star in 'The House' by 'Neighbors' Writers

Will Ferrell just landed another big-screen role. Deadline reports that Ferrell will star in an upcoming film called The House by Neighbors writing team Brendan O'Brien and Andrew J. Cohen. Ferrell will play "a guy, who, with his wife, blows their daughter’s college fund. Desperate for cash, they team with some neighbors to open an illegal casino in the suburbs." The film is currently slated for a summer 2016 release. O'Brien and Cohen are also behind the upcoming film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates starring Adam DeVine and Zac Efron.

If You Have $300M, You Might Be Able to Buy Funny or Die

Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's Funny or Die is reportedly considering a big sale. Bloomberg reports that the company recently hired a financial advisor to "evaluate options including a possible sale" with an asking price of $100-300 million. "We've received unsolicited interest from a number of companies," CEO Dick Glover said in a memo to FOD employees. "We are NOT trying to sell Funny or Die, but we thought it wise to engage some experts to help us evaluate the situation. In the meantime, if any of you mistakenly receive a briefcase full of cash, please bring it to my office immediately."

An unnamed source also told [...]

Will Ferrell Wants to Play Video Games with You for Charity

If your biggest dream is to win a half-eaten bag of Skittles and the chance to play video games with Will Ferrell, his newest charity push "Will Ferrell's SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge" might make those dreams come true. Ferrell has set up an Indiegogo campaign at WillFerrellHatesCancer.org to raise $375,000 for children and families suffering from cancer, and everyone who donates at least $10 to the cause will be eligible to win a free video game session with him broadcast live on Twitch.

Will Ferrell Might Play Softcore Porn Producer Russ Meyer in 'Russ & Roger Go Beyond'

Will Ferrell might have an interesting film role lined up. According to Deadline, Ferrell is currently in talks to play sexploitation film director Russ Meyer in Russ & Roger Go Beyond, which will tell the tale of Meyer teaming up with critic Roger Ebert to make the 1970 film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. While there are no leads attached to the role of Ebert yet (Deadline suggests Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen), several actors and directors are reportedly "intrigued" by the project including Edgar Wright. Former SCTV, SNL, and Simpsons writer Chris Cluess penned the script, and production on the film could begin as early as [...]

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg May Star in Another Buddy Comedy Together

Last year it was announced that Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn were teaming up to star in a Gary Sanchez-produced buddy comedy together called Daddy's Home about "a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids." Ferrell's costar has switched two times so far from Ed Helms originally attached in 2010 to last year's announcement that Vince Vaughn had joined the project with Tropic Thunder's Etan Cohen onboard to direct. While both incarnations of Daddy's Home fell apart, [...]

"Lip Sync Battle" Returns with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, and Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show aired a live post-Super Bowl special last night, and Fallon's hit "Lip Sync Battle" segment returned with guests Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, and a surprise guest near the end. It's hard to tell who won the competition, but Will Ferrell definitely deserves an award for his stellar song choices.

James Franco's Film 'Zeroville' to Feature Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and More

Hollywood's ultimate multi-hyphenate James Franco is directing and starring in an upcoming dramedy called Zeroville, and according to Slash Film it just added a ton of great guest stars. Based on the 2007 novel by Steve Erickson, Zeroville centers on Franco's character Ike Jerome (nicknamed "Vikar") as "a young and awkward architecture student obsessed with cinema. He heads to Hollywood in 1969, just as the industry is entering a transitional phase. Vikar makes a striking impression on those around him, including several movie icons. Eventually he breaks into the industry himself to become a film editor, entering a dizzying world of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll." [...]

A Profile of Acting Legend John C. Reilly, by Blythe Roberson

I’m assigned to write a profile of acting legend John C. Reilly. It’s an assignment of a lifetime. Wait. In a lifetime. It’s an assignment in my lifetime. In preparation, I decide to watch his films to study his technique. There’s just one problem: I still can’t figure out Netflix.

The day of the interview, I ride my skateboard 7 miles from my apartment to meet him at a restaurant that turns out to be next door to my apartment. So that’s why I suggested that deli, I realize after 3.5 miles.

I walk through the door to see acting [...]

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Producing an Action-Comedy 'Manimal' Movie

If you're a huge fan of the shortly lived '80s television series Manimal, then today is your lucky day. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Animation is teaming up with Jimmy Miller (The Other Guys, Step Brothers) and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions to adapt the cult series into a live action/animation hybrid feature, with Key and Peele EPs Jay Martel and Ian Roberts onboard to write. A director is not yet attached.

The original Manimal ran on NBC in late 1983 and starred Simon MacCorkindale as Dr. Jonathan Chase, a man raised in Africa with the ability to morph into different animals. "Like The [...]

Watch Will Ferrell and Chad Smith's Epic 'Tonight Show' Drum-Off

Not only do Will Ferrell and Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers look a lot alike, but they also both wanted to win the title of greatest drummer on the Tonight Show. Thankfully near the end of their "traditional" style drum-off last night, Ferrell ended up playing the percussion instrument he truly shines at most.

Will Ferrell to Star in a Movie About a Shakespearian Theater Company

Will Ferrell just landed another big screen role. Variety reports that Ferrell is attached to star in an untitled comedy from Sony focusing on the "intense, competitive world inside a Shakespearean theater company." No other plot or cast details have been revealed yet, but writers David Guion and Michael Handelman (Dinner for Schmucks, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb) will pen the script. In the meantime, Ferrell can next be seen in the upcoming Get Hard with Kevin Hart, and he recently confirmed that his character Mugatu will return in Zoolander 2.

Will Ferrell Confirms That Mugatu Will Return in 'Zoolander 2'

Earlier this summer Ben Stiller confirmed that he was "actively" working on the long-rumored Zoolander sequel, and it looks like Mugatu has confirmed his own involvement in the sequel too. According to Slash Film, Will Ferrell was recently asked about the sequel in an interview and said "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it." Justin Theroux, who played the evil DJ in the original film and was initially set to write and direct the sequel, also confirmed news of the script last month with Vulture, saying that "it looks like it actually might [...]

Paula Pell Looks Back on Writing 'SNL' Sketches with Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri

Here's a new web extra from Late Night in which longtime SNL writer Paula Pell recalls a memory from writing one of her many Spartan cheerleaders sketches with Will Ferrell, Cheri Oteri, and a very obscene drawing Pell made for educational purposes.

Will Ferrell Gave a Pep Talk to US Soccer Fans in Brazil, Offered to Join the Team

The US is set to take on Germany in the World Cup very shortly down in Brazil, and it looks like they have a secret weapon on their side: Will Ferrell. He showed up at the US fan HQ down in Brazil and gave a rousing speech in which he offered to join the team, despite not being in the best shape. He knows that you don't need to be all that athletic to play soccer as long as you're willing to bite your opponent without remorse. U-S-A! U-S-A!