When it was announced two days ago that Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg would be starring together in a comedy called Turkey Bowl, the big story was that the film would unite the two actors again after the massively successful The Other Guys from last summer. As it turns out, the film won't only be a reunion for Wahlberg and Ferrell but for one of Marky Mark's Departed co-stars as well.
Following the announcement regarding Turkey Bowl - which may be changing its title to Three Mississippi due to the independent film by Kyle Smith - EW sat down with the project's producer, The Other Guys director Adam McKay, who revealed that in addition to Wahlberg and Ferrell the film will also star Alec Baldwin as Wahlberg's father. Confirming the idea that the project will be cameo heavy, the director said that they're looking for "15 people that [they] love" to take bit parts in the film. Some names dropped by McKay included Rob Riggle, who would play Wahlberg's gay cousin, and Jeremy Renner, who they want to play an ex-convict. During the interview McKay actually laid out the entire plot which you can read below:
For those curious, McKay says that he isn't attached to direct the film, but that he "reserve that right." I will admit that I actually really like this idea, and if they are able to get the cast that they desire - Renner may be a bit too busy, for example - it could be truly fantastic.
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