Will Ferrell to Star in a Movie About a Shakespearian Theater Company
by Megh Wright Will Ferrell just landed another big screen role. Variety reports that Ferrell is attached to star in an untitled comedy from Sony focusing on the "intense, competitive world inside a Shakespearean theater company." No other plot or cast details have been revealed yet, but writers Dav... [Read More]
If You Have $300M, You Might Be Able to Buy Funny or Die
by Megh Wright Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's Funny or Die is reportedly considering a big sale. Bloomberg reports that the company recently hired a financial advisor to "evaluate options including a possible sale" with an asking price of $100-300 million. "We've received unsolicited interest from a ... [Read More]
Laughspin Podcast, episode 101: Chris Rock, Artie Lange, Lena Dunham
It’s been a long, long time since we’ve recorded a proper comedy news podcast edition of The Laughspin Podcast with Mike Gogel, Laughspin Podcast co-host. But we finally got it together after many one-one-interview episodes I did with the likes of Judd Apatow, Dane Cook, Cameron Esposito... [Read More]
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg team up again for ‘Daddy’s Home’
The great Will Ferrell will partner up again with Mark Wahlberg in a new film for Paramount. According to Deadline, two duo will act alongside each other in Brian Burns’ Daddy’s Home. The film follows “a mild-mannered radio executive (played by Ferrell) who strives to become the be... [Read More]
James Franco's Film 'Zeroville' to Feature Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and More
by Megh Wright Hollywood's ultimate multi-hyphenate James Franco is directing and starring in an upcoming dramedy called Zeroville, and according to Slash Film it just added a ton of great guest stars. Based on the 2007 novel by Steve Erickson, Zeroville centers on Franco's character Ike Jerome (nic... [Read More]
Zoolander 2 is happening with Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell says Mugatu is a part of it, probably
Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell continue to tease comedy fans with the promise of a Zoolander 2. “We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it,” Ferrell told JoBlo. This is the first big news about the fabled sequel to the 2001 comedy cla... [Read More]
Will Ferrell Confirms That Mugatu Will Return in 'Zoolander 2'
by Megh Wright Earlier this summer Ben Stiller confirmed that he was "actively" working on the long-rumored Zoolander sequel, and it looks like Mugatu has confirmed his own involvement in the sequel too. According to Slash Film, Will Ferrell was recently asked about the sequel in an interview and sa... [Read More]
Donate to charity for a chance to play video games with Will Ferrell
Everyone knows Will Ferrell (or “Pharrell”) is an excellent gamer. If you want to see if you can compete with the master, donate to Ferrell’s new Indiegogo campaign. In an effort to raise $375,000 for children with cancer, donations of $10 or more will be entered in a drawing to wi... [Read More]
Will Ferrell Wants to Play Video Games with You for Charity
by Megh Wright If your biggest dream is to win a half-eaten bag of Skittles and the chance to play video games with Will Ferrell, his newest charity push "Will Ferrell's SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge" might make those dreams come true. Ferrell has set up an Indiegogo campaign at WillFerrellHates... [Read More]
A Profile of Acting Legend John C. Reilly, by Blythe Roberson
by Brian Boone I’m assigned to write a profile of acting legend John C. Reilly. It’s an assignment of a lifetime. Wait. In a lifetime. It’s an assignment in my lifetime. In preparation, I decide to watch his films to study his technique. There’s just one problem: I still can&... [Read More]