13 items from 2014
Will and John have been seen together before in movies like Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Now, they're teaming up again with their friend and director Adam McKay in Border Guards.
The two actors will be playing to border patrol agents who accidentally find themselves stuck in Mexico with no identification. Formerly set up to prevent just anyone from entering the United States, now the two guards find themselves at the other end of the stick, and have to sneak their way back into the country without getting caught.
No word on a release date for Border Guards has been set, but you can bet we'll have all the details as they develop. We'll also keep »
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The Peep Show co-creator is writing a comedy about border patrol guards for Ferrell and John C Reilly
Armstrong, who co-wrote the 2010 terrorism satire Four Lions with director Chris Morris, is penning the screenplay for the Anchorman director Adam McKay. The latter previously worked with Ferrell and Reilly on the comedies Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Armstrong's script will centre on two guards who are dedicated to protecting the Us border from illegal immigration.
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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are set to reunite with Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers director Adam McKay for a new comedy entitled Border Guards, which is being written by Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, In the Loop).
According to Deadline, Border Guards will see “Ferrell and Reilly playing two hapless but earnest friends who decide to give purpose to their lives by protecting America’s borders from illegal immigrants. In the process they find themselves accidentally stranded in Mexico without identification and must sneak back into the U.S.”
Are you happy that Ferrell and Reilly are pairing up once again?
- Gary Collinson
Perhaps one of the funniest comedic duos of the past 10 years is that of John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell. While they've only teamed up on Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, they've done plenty of random hilarity online and on the small screen. Last fall we heard Ferrell and Reilly would reteam for a film called Devil's Night, but we're not sure when that project will come together. Now Deadline has word that the hilarious actors will reunite on another project called Border Guards, scripted by In the Loop writer Jesse Armstrong, with Step Brothers helmer Adam McKay circling as director. Well, Border Guards would see Ferrelly and Reilly as two hapless but earnest friends who decide to give purpose to their lives by protecting America’s borders from the illegal immigrants of Mexico. In the process, they find themselves accidentally stranded in Mexico somehow »
- Ethan Anderton
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly made quite the cinematic duo in Adam McKay’s hit comedies Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers. Now, Deadline reports that they’ll be doing it again with Border Guards, written by Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, In The Loop).
The film, which is being set up at Sony, will focus on “two hapless but earnest friends who decide to give purpose to their lives, by protecting America’s borders from illegal immigrants.” Eventually, they wind up getting themselves stranded in Mexico without identification and must sneak back into the United States.
The plot suggests the same goofiness that we’ve come to expect from Ferrell and Reilly, and Armstrong’s involvement suggests that Border Guards may come packaged with some social commentary, surrounding the topical issues of immigration and American politics.
In any case, it’s great to see that »
- James Garcia
The story, written by Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop, Four Lions), centers on two friends (Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly) who decide to become border patrol guards to add some purpose to their lives. After they become accidentally stranded in Mexico without identification, these friends must try to sneak back into America.
Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Adam McKay -- the trio that worked so well for Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby -- is looking to reunite for Sony's comedy Border Guards. Sony has tapped British writer Jesse Armstrong to write the script for the project, which centers on two friends who are dedicated to protecting the U.S. border from illegal immigration. While no deals have been set, McKay is eyeing the comedy as a directorial project, with Ferrell and Reilly in mind to star. Photos: 'Anchorman 2' Promotional Blitz: Will Ferrell's Many Appearances as Ron Burgundy
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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are set to re-team with their Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby helmer Adam McKay for a new comedy, Border Guards , Deadline reports. Jesse Armstrong ("Peep Show") is supplying the screenplay for the Sony Pictures comedy, which follows Ferrell and Reilly as two friends who decided that it's in America's best interest that they go to work patrolling the Us Mexico border. They wind up getting trapped in Mexico, however, and have to sneak their way back to the states. Ferrell recently starred in McKay's Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues with Reilly also appearing in a cameo role. Ferrell and McKay will also produce alongside Kevin Messick with Michael De Luca and Jonathan Kadin overseeing for Sony »
Ricky Bobby: Look at the car on the left; it's from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, starring Will Ferrell. Now look at the car on the right; it's parked outside Ricky Bobby's Sports Saloon and Restaurant, located in Fort Worth, Texas. Notice any similarities? So did Columbia Pictures, which is now suing the restaurant operators, demanding that they stop profiting from the brand without paying a licensing fee. The restaurant owners claim names cannot be trademarked, and may be planning to expand their empire. [Dallas Observer] Fletch Won: Jason Sudeikis (We're the Millers) is in talks to star in Fletch Won, described as a "gritty action comedy" that is intended to reboot I.M. Fletcher, an investigative reporter created by novelist Gregory...
- Peter Martin
With "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' arriving in theaters on a wave of hype, endless advertising, countless personal appearances by Ron Burgundy and much more, Paramount is likely satisfied that the long awaited sequel bested its predecessor at the box office, though it wasn't a knockout punch. "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" notched $95 million worldwide, and the sequel (to date), $169 million. Respectable, but even "Elf" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby" did better at the domestic box office. All this to say: Ron Burgundy is hanging up his jacket. Speaking with Empire, director Adam McKay revealed that the adventures of the Channel 4 news team are over. “It’s done,” he said. “I think that’s it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that’s it for Ron Burgundy.” “No, that’s the last sequel we’re gonna do, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay wear many hats in this industry. As writers, directors, and actors, they’ve leant their touch to countless comedies that have that distinct Ferrell-McKay edge: both Anchorman films, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, among others. That’s because they wear one of those hats together, as Gary Sanchez, Paraguayan financier, enterprenuer, and film producer at Gary Sanchez Productions. Ferrell and McKay have announced that Gary Sanchez’ next move is to launch a sister label that will focus on female-driven television and film projects. Gloria Sanchez Productions, named after Gary’s favorite step-grandaughter of course, will be headed by longtime Sanchez executive Jessica Elbaum. Elbaum worked with the duo on Step Brothers and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and served as the producer of their female-centric film Bachelorette in 2012, which starred Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, and Rebel Wilson. Apparently the Gloria Sanchez venture was Elbaum’s idea »
- Samantha Wilson
While Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are better known for the male-centric comedies like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (and last year's sequel), Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, the producing duo and their Gary Sanchez Productions banner also delivered the indie comedy hit Bachelorette. That film's producer and Gary Sanchez executive Jessica Elbaum has come up with a new division at the company dedicated to female-driven projects in film and television. This new endeavor will appropriately be named Gloria Sanchez Productions, and it couldn't be a better time. With shows like "New Girl" and "Broad City" making a splash, and Paul Feig finding great success with comedies like The Heat and Bridesmaids. Even outside of the comedy realm, franchises like The Hunger Games and Divergent are proving the audiences are hungry for female leads. Ferrell says (via The Wrap), "When Jessica came to us with this idea, »
- Ethan Anderton
Will Ferrell To Play Astronaut On TV
Like Anchorman, the potential hit titled Mission Control will take place in the past, kicking off in 1962, reported The Hollywood Reporter. According to the official description, it will be, “A workplace ensemble in the tone of Anchorman [that] examines what happens when a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon.”
Apparently the idea of Ferrell playing an astronaut has been floating around since 2006 when Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby hit theaters. Adam McKay, who directed Ferrell in both Anchorman and Talladega Nights, said that they were looking to do a third film about the “mediocre American man” who thinks he’s more important than he is.
“Will playing prideful, »
13 items from 2014
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