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Will Ferrell and Steve Carell are already set to reunite for Anchorman 2, and it's now confirmed that they'll be working together on a further project. They're both signed up for the Warner Bros. comedy Swear To God, which Justin Theroux will direct.We haven't heard much about this one since late last year, when it was just a project that Ferrell might be doing. There was some suggestion that Adam McKay would direct, but those rumours were quickly scotched.The film's suddenly arriving almost fully-formed is a surprise then, although it sounds as if it'll be thoroughly overhauled before it goes before the cameras. The original screenplay was by Due Date writers Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland, but Theroux will now be re-writing it himself. McKay will be involved as a producer, since Swear To God is a "Gary Sanchez" picture (his production company, with Ferrell). It involves Ferrell »
Justin Theroux will helm Swear to God. The actor and screenwriter will rework the script before making his feature film directorial debut on the Warner Bros comedy, reports Deadline. Will Ferrell and Steve Carell will star in the movie. The former will play a narcissistic hedge fund manager who believes that he has seen God. The original script was penned by Due Date writers Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland. Theroux (more) »
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- Garth Franklin
• Steve Carell and Will Ferrell will star, and actor-screenwriter Justin Theroux (Tropic Thunder) will direct, the comedy Swear to God. Ferrell, who has been attached to the film for a year, will play a self-involved money manager who believes he has seen God. Carell’s role is unspecified. Theroux will also rewrite the script, first penned by Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland (Due Date). [Deadline/Deadline]
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Years and years on, I can’t quite “figure out” Justin Theroux. The actor-writer has appeared in great films (Mulholland Dr.) and terrible ones (Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle), scripted some quality material (Tropic Thunder) and total dreck (Rock of Ages). I don’t even know where the heck this guy came from. Did David Lynch and Ben Stiller just discover him at the same time?
Then, one evening, I read he’s been tapped to direct a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Steve Carell. (A mystery worthy of its own Inland Empire subplot.) News of the hiring comes from Deadline, who report he’ll direct the pair in Warner Bros. and Gary Sanchez Productions’ I Swear to God, which will begin shooting in July.
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Exclusive: Justin Theroux has been set to rewrite and direct Swear To God, a Warner Bros comedy that will star Will Ferrell and Steve Carell. They are looking to get this one into production next July. Gary Sanchez is producing. Theroux, who scripted Tropic Thunder and who wrote with an eye to direct Zoolander 2, will helm a two-hander comedy in which Ferrell will play a narcissistic hedge fund manager who thinks he has seen God. Ferrell would make the film after he reprises local newscaster Ron Burgundy in the Anchorman sequel. This is a surprise in that Warner Bros doesn’t usually spark to new directors, but they have embraced Theroux, who will be rewriting a script by Due Date scribes Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland. Adam McKay and Ferrell and Chris Henchy will produce this for Gary Sanchez. This comes as the label tomorrow releases the Jay Roach-directed The Campaign, »
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Actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux will direct the Warner Bros. comedy Swear to God . Deadline has the news, saying that he'll also rewrite the project, set to star Will Ferrell and Steve Carell. The film, originally written by Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland ( Due Date ), will feature Ferrell as a narcissist who believes that God has spoken to him. Ferrell can be seen on the big screen this week opposite Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign . Carell, meanwhile, just starred with Keira Knightley in Seeking a Friend at the End of the World and with Meryl Streep in Hope Springs . Both actors will first reteam for Parmount Pictures' Anchorman: The Legend Continues . Swear to God will be produced by Ferrell, Gary Henchy and Adam McKay. (Photo Credit: FayesVision / Dan »
7 items from 2012
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