Will Ferrell is about to star in another sports movie, but this one will be a far cry from the goofy antics of Semi-Pro, Talladega Nights, or Blades of Glory.
Ferrell will star in American Huckster, an adaptation of a 2016 book about Chuck Blazer, a middle-class guy who managed to con his way to the upper echelons of FIFA, the professional soccer organization, and scam them out of millions of dollars. Leslye Headland, the co-creator, writer, and director of Netflix’s fantastic new series Russian Doll, is on board to direct. Read More »
If the world needs one thing right now, it’s another Will Ferrell sports comedy. With the exception of Semi-Pro, Ferrell’s sports comedies have been pretty entertaining. Blades of Glory, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and, to a slightly lesser degree, Kicking and Screaming all have their laughs. Ferrell’s next sports-related pic tackles eSports, the world of professional gaming.
Below, learn more about the Will Ferrell eSports comedy.
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Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011 by Angie Han
Whether or not the name Jake Szymanski rings a bell, odds are you’re familiar with some of his work. The rising director’s built up a reputation over the past few years helming some of the most popular shorts on Adam McKay and Will Ferrell‘s Funny or Die website, including “Forehead Tittaes w/ Marion Cotillard,” “Betwixt the Music: Rebecca Black,” and “Rachel Bilson’s Deleted Sex Scene.” Now Szymanski is in talks to direct the Fox 2000 comedy He’s Fuckin’ Perfect, from McKay and Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions. The script, which landed on the 2011 Black List, comes from McKay’s former assistant Lauryn Kahn.
The news isn’t all happy, though. Emma Stone, who entered talks to star several weeks ago, is now said to be “unlikely” to board the project. More details after the jump.
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