Comedian and all around hilarious man Will Ferrell has teamed up with a number of actors over the years in his comedies. John C. Reily (twice), Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg (also twice), and Zach Galifianakis are just a few who have held their own against Ferrell's high energy. And now Ferrell is teaming up with a surprising choice, to say the least. Aquaman and Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa will be starring with Ferrell in an upcoming comedy that is itself a pretty bonkers idea, based on the description.
According to Deadline, Will Ferrell and Jason Momoa will star in an untitled comedy from Paramount. The logline is being kept under wraps, but those who heard the pitch were able to parse out a few key details. Ferrell will play a washed-up TV star who is reunited with now grown-up TV son (Momoa) who has become a massive success. Sounds pretty standard all things considered but the real kicker is this: the project is described as Galaxy Quest meets Ocean's Eleven.
Hmmm, okay, we're intrigued
In case anyone doesn't know, Galaxy Quest is a great comedy about the co-stars of an old Star Trek-like show reuniting years later and then getting drafted to save an alien race, who believe that the show was actually real. Ocean's Eleven is a star-studded heist movie about a group of handsome men who set out to pull the heist of the century against a mean casino owner. As far as different goes, the two are about as far as you can get plotwise, so it's unclear how the two intersect for this untitled comedy. Is it like Galaxy Quest in only that former TV co-stars reunite or is there more to this than meets the eye?
The untitled project will be written by Andy Mogel and Jarrad Paul, while Will Ferrell's production company Gary Sanchez and Nick Stoller will produce. Mogel and Paul most recently created The Grinder, a canceled-too-soon comedy on Fox starring Rob Lowe as a TV lawyer who begins practicing law at his brother's (Fred Savage) firm. It seems Mogel and Paul are a fan of TV meeting reality. They also wrote and directed The D Train starring Jack Black and James Marsden. Stoller is the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Neighbors, and the animated Storks. In addition, he also co-created The Carmichael Show on NBC. The next film from Gary Sanchez Productions, The House starring Ferrell and Amy Poehler, will hit theaters later this June.
It certainly sounds like an interesting project and while there is no release date yet for the film, make sure to keep checking back in with CinemaBlend for any and all future updates on the untitled project.