Even though Back to the Future Part II predicted 2015 as the year the Chicago Cubs would win the World Series, the team didn’t make it to the Major League Baseball championship game until this year. Over the weekend, the Chicago Cubs won the pennant, and they’re headed to the World Series to face the Cleveland Indians in a Midwest baseball battle for the ages. Fans around the country are excited, and even those who don’t care much about baseball are happy for the team to get a crack at the championship for the first time since 1945.
Sadly, one fan who isn’t around to see this miracle finally come to fruition is Harry Caray, the iconic sports broadcaster who spent the final 16 years of his career covering Chicago Cubs games. He passed away in 1998, but he famously predicted that “as sure as God made green apples, some day the Chicago Cubs are going to be in the World Series.” Well, here we are, and even though Harry Caray is no longer with us, that didn’t stop him from celebrating.
You may remember that Will Ferrell played Harry Caray several times on Saturday Night Live, appearing on Weekend Update and even hosting his own show about space. Well, Ferrell made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to celebrate the historic achievement by the Chicago Cubs, and it’s just as hilarious as you’d expect. Read More »
As if Dwayne Johnson weren’t already busy enough with his own TV show Ballers, not to mention the two dozen or so movies he has in various stages of production and development, he’s adding another project to his roster.
The Fast and Furious franchise star will be returning to his roots in the wrestling world by teaming with Will Ferrell to produce a comedy series set behind the scenes of a fictional wrestling organization. The concept of the show is actually inspired by the real-life experiences shared by the former wrestler who was known as The Rock and Brian Gewirtz, who had no experience in the wrestling world before he went on to become the head writer at WWE.
Find out more about the Dwayne Johnson and Will Ferrell wrestling series after the jump. Read More »
Even though there have been rumblings of a Step Brothers sequel, it’s safe to say that project is probably just a pipe dream at this point. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t have another team-up of Talladega Nights stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in the near future.
Holmes and Watson is a comedic take on Sherlock Holmes that has been kicking around since 2008, but it fell to the wayside when Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of the detective with Robert Downey Jr. moved forward quickly and successfully. But now it appears enough time has passed for the project to resurface as a new project for Ferrell and Reilly to finally reunite yet again.
Get details on Holmes and Watson after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
Game of Thrones may still be going strong, but not even Daenerys’ magical dragons can carry on forever. As the race for the Iron Throne nears an end, HBO is looking to shore up its drama slate with some fresh material. The premium cable network has just ordered two promising-sounding pilots from high-profile talents: Adam McKay and Will Ferrell‘s Succession, about a (fictional) global media dynasty; and Kathryn Bigelow‘s Mogadishu, Minnesota, about a Somalian family in Minneapolis. Read More »
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UPDATE: Page Six has learned that Reagan is no longer on Will Ferrell’s docket, and there’s a chance it may never have been. A representative told Page Six, “The ‘Reagan’ script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered. While it is by no means [an] ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project.”
It’s not clear if Ferrell was possibly involved and some outcry about the project changed his mind, but either way, he’s not starring in the movie, nor is he producing it. So the project will have to find some other talent to bring it to life, if anyone else out there dares to make it happen. Our original story from yesterday follows below
Will Ferrell is no stranger to political satire. The comedian garnered a huge following while on Saturday Night Live for his iconic portrayal of President George W. Bush, which he eventually reprised for a one-man stage show. Plus, he also starred in the comedy feature The Campaign, not to mention skewering cable news in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Now Ferrell will bring another Republican president to life, this time on the big screen.
The Black List comedy script Reagan has just landed Will Ferrell to star as President Ronald Reagan. However, at least one member of the president’s family is already unhappy with the project. Find out why below. Read More »
Universal and 20th Century Fox both have Uber-themed movies in the works. The studios paid good money for the projects, both of which were announced this past week. Now, it’s a question of which movie will make it to theaters first.
Learn more about the competing Uber movies below.
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Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
In terms of box office news, all anyone could talk about last winter was the complete and utter domination of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and with good reason — it smashed nearly every record in its path, becoming the third-highest grossing movie of all time. But a few films managed to flourish even in the shadow of Starkiller Base, and one of those was Daddy’s Home. Opening the weekend after Star Wars, the comedy quietly racked up an impressive $240 million worldwide over the course of its run. So you can probably guess what I’m about to tell you next.
Yup, Paramount is moving forward with a sequel to Daddy’s Home, with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell set to return as the rival dads. No director has been announced, but Sean Anders (who also directed the last film) and John Morris are returning to write the script. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
Will Ferrell is heading back to the North Pole. No, it’s not for an Elf sequel — he’s set to star in a new Sony picture about a group of six middle-aged men who strike out on a snowy Arctic adventure. But if you prefer to imagine he’ll swing by and say hi to Papa Elf while he’s up there, go ahead. I know that’s what I’m doing. Read More »
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One project that has been kicking around for a few years now is Russ & Roger Go Beyond, the film that tells the real life story of how softcore pulp film director Russ Meyer and film critic Roger Ebert teamed up to make the 1970s cult classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Will Ferrell and Josh Gad have been lined up to play Meyer and Ebert respectively for a little while now, but the project has had a hard time locking down a director, with the most recent name being Once and Begin Again director John Carney. Read More »
Justin Theroux was originally going to direct Zoolander 2. The co-writer and co-star of the sequel was attached to the director’s chair for a while, but due to scheduling conflicts with HBO’s The Leftovers, he had to step down. But the actor remained very much involved in the project, as he worked on the script for years, visited the set, and, of course, reprised his role as the infamous Evil DJ.
Below, read our Justin Theroux interview.
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