BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Mark Wahlberg has entered into negotiations with Paramount Pictures to co-star in Daddy's Home, a laffer the studio is hot to shoot soon. If the deal is closed, Wahlberg would be reuniting with Will Ferrell, with whom he starred in the hit 2010 action-comedy The Other Guys.
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will headline an upcoming comedy from director Richard Linklater, best-known for his Before Trilogy: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight.
Columbia Pictures has picked up a pitch called The Yank, which the studio is eyeing as a potential starring vehicle for the Anchorman star. Will Ferrell would play an innocent insurance courier who bumbles into a grand conspiracy to steal the Crown Jewels from their display in London.
There's a special kind of comedy magic that happens when you pair Will Ferrell with John C. Reilly. And fans of both have reason to rejoice as these two insanely funny performers are reuniting for Border Guards, an upcoming comedy from Adam McKay.
Comedian Will Ferrell is a known sports enthusiast, who has oft been spotted on the sidelines of USC football games as well as courtside at LA Lakers games. But when it comes to tennis, Ferrell is getting serious for Match Maker.
Ferrell, McKay and Chris Henchy are forming a new division called Gloria Sanchez Productions. Headed up by longtime collaborating producer Jessica Elbaum, this branch of Gary Sanchez will focus on developing film and television projects fronted by women.
Did you know today is World Cancer Day? Well, it is, and as a decent human being, Will Ferrell cares about cancer. So, the comedian decided to stop by Reddit this afternoon and participate in an Ask Me Anything session in order to benefit Cancer For College. Rather than take a no-holds-barred let it rip approach, Ferrell decided to play the funny card
There are precious few successful comedy trilogies. The Hangover Part III proved how difficult it can be to continue milking laughs out of a premise. But with dollars rolling in for Anchorman 2, could this inspire Ferrell and McKay to dive back in for a third Ron Burgundy movie? Should they?
Well, in good news for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, the film earned a commendable $2.3 million last night in late night screenings of 8 PM and midnight.
Ferrell actually plays it straight, reporting on a fire at a neighborhood Sam’s Club and tossing it to a puff piece about holiday travel. What’s so odd is that no one initially acknowledges the fact that a fictional anchorman is suddenly sitting at a news desk in North Dakota, relying facts to undoubtedly confused audience members at home.
Set up at Sony and set to be produced through Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions label, the film will tell the story of two guys named Leonard and Gabe. As kids they became best friends thanks to the October 30th "celebration," but it also became what tore them apart. Fifteen years after the end of their friendship they are forced to come back together and save their neighborhood when Devil's Night begins to get out of control.
Those watching the NFL on Sunday afternoon likely caught sight of a familiar face. Will Ferrell, in full Ron Burgundy character, hawked the Dodge Durango in not one but SIX car commercials, some involving either a horse or ballroom dancers (but not both in the same spot).
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After nearly a decade of being quoted endlessly by fans, Ron Burgundy's many bits of wisdom -- "Milk was a bad choice," "I'm kind of a big deal," etc.-- have become legend. The arrival of Anchorman: The Legend Continues this Christmas promises to give us more where that came from, but Ron Burgundy wouldn't be a classy newsman if he didn't know how to take advantage of an opportunity. So in November, a month before the Anchorman' sequel's debut, we'll see the arrival of Let Me Off at the Top!, a.k.a. Ron Burgundy's memoir.
There are so many Anchorman quotes that run through your brain with just a single glimpse of Ron Burgundy's rich, lustrous mustache. It's really all you need to get ridiculously excited for Anchorman: The Legend Continues, and it's here in glorious close-up for the movie's new teaser poster, which Paramount sent over this afternoon, along with a brand-new synopsis. You can check that out below as well
The script is about "a mild-mannered radio executive" (Ferrell) who wants to be the best stepfather he can be to his wife's children. This becomes complicated when their deadbeat biological father (Vaughn) returns and forces the protagonist to fight for the kids' affection.
Following up on a brief but memorable scene on screen together in Anchorman, Jack Black and Will Ferrell will be teamed up for a more prominent grouping in New Line Cinema's Tag Brothers. The two funny men will play two of the four planned starring roles for the picture, which is based on a real-life ongoing game of tag between a group of former classmates who are now adults but have yet to outgrow their beloved game.
The moment was so brief, and Plaza said so little-- when asked by Ferrell if she was ok, she just said "yup" and sat back down-- that you could believe it was an awkward encounter that neither comedian knew how to salvage. And when MTV News "reported" that Plaza had been asked to leave the show after the incident, it seemed to confirm that it was legitimate stage-crashing, and not, say, a planned stunt to promote her summer film The To-Do List
Will Ferrell – and a stand-in stunt ice skater – shot scenes at a temporary skating rink over the weekend. Security was tight on the comedy’s set (obviously), though Access Atlanta hints that photos from the Peachtree Center set might be floating around the Internet on people’s various social-media feeds.
For the first time since Old School Will Ferrell is set to get back into the college comedy world- only this time he won't be playing Frank The Tank. Instead, he will be playing a responsible father dealing with the insanity that comes with trying to get his kid into a good school.
Kristen Wiig is playing the romantic interest to Steve Carell's character in the upcoming Anchorman: The Legend Continues, but it seems that the Bridesmaids star really hit it off with Will Ferrell on the set of the new comedy - to the point where they've already lined up a new project to do together.
With the Oscars done, we can now look forward to that other major movie awards ceremony. I am, of course, referring to The 2013 MTV Movie Awards, which will be hosted, this year, by Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson. MTV made the announcement today that they will be honoring Will Ferrell with the "Comedic Genius Award."
Funny Or Die and Scott Steindorff's production company Scott Pictures have formed a multi-year partnership that will aim to produce two to three comedies each year. The resulting movies will aim to maintain the mix of edgy, off-kilter humor and the same kind of rough and tumble, celebrity-studded appeal of the site.
The best scene in Spike Lee's 25th Hour comes towards the end of the film when Edward Norton, Barry Pepper and Philip Seymour Hoffman are walking in the park counting down the minutes until Norton has to go to prison. Admitting his fear of being raped in jail, Norton asks his friends if they will beat the tar out of him, hoping that the other prisoners won't touch him if he's too ugly.
McKay went on to say that he wants the sequel to address the 24-hour news cycle that has created “this wall of white noise information” in our society. In addition, he’d like to continue building on the A-list supporting-cast players he had in the first Anchorman, where people like Ben Stiller and Tim Robbins popped by.