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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!

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to Star in a Richard Linklater Film

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are teaming up to star in another movie together with Richard Linklater attached to direct. Vulture reports via Cannes that the duo have signed on to star in an adaptation of the wonderfully titled Daniel Asa Rose memoir Larry's Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant–and Save His Life. Ferrell will play Rose, the one who goes on the kidney hunt for his cousin Larry (Galifianakis). Galifianakis and Ferrell last starred together in the 2012 political comedy The Campaign. [...]

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, [...]

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Producing an Animated 'Flintstones' Movie

The Flintstones is getting rebooted again. THR reports that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing a full-length, animated Flintstones movie via their company Gary Sanchez. No director is attached, but the script is being written by Chris Henchy, who's a partner at Gary Sanchez and co-wrote the Ferrell vehicles The Other Guys, Land of the Lost, and The Campaign.

Seth MacFarlane was previously attached to resuscitate the Flintstones franchise. He was developing a primetime animated series reboot for Fox back in 2011, but the network shut the project down a year later after not liking the pilot script.

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.