Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly Re-Team With Adam McKay On Sony’s ‘Border Guards’

By | Tuesday April 15, 2014 @ 3:42pm PDT
Mike Fleming

stepEXCLUSIVE: After cranking out two big hit comedies in Talladega Nights and Step Brothers, Sony Pictures is back in business with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and John C. Reilly. The studio has closed a deal with Oscar-nominated … Read More »

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Will Ferrell To Star In Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs Pic ‘Match Maker’

Chernin Entertainment and Gary Sanchez Productions’ Match Maker is based on Don Van Matta Jr’s ESPN The Magazine article “The Match Maker: Bobby Riggs, The Mafia And The Battle Of The Sexes,” centering on the 1973 exhibition tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that drew 50 million … Read More »

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Warner Bros Sets March 2015 Release Date For ‘Get Hard’

By | Monday February 24, 2014 @ 3:56pm PST

warnerbrosWarner Bros has slotted the Etan Cohen-directed comedy Get Hard for March 27, 2015. Will Ferrell stars as a rich, soft-handed investment bank manager who is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He … Read More »

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Production Shingle Gary Sanchez Gets Sister Label, Gloria Sanchez, For Female-Centric Fare

By | Wednesday February 12, 2014 @ 8:26am PST
Mike Fleming

elbaumBREAKING: Gary Sanchez Productions, the film and television production company founded by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Chris Henchy, has hatched a sister label. Gloria Sanchez Productions will generate female-driven film and TV projects. Longtime Gary Sanchez exec … Read More »

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Paul Rudd And ‘Anchorman 2′ Castmates Storm ‘SNL’: Video

SNL Paul Rudd Bill BraskyHost Paul Rudd and his Anchorman 2 cohorts Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, and David Koechner kept the promo train chugging along for Ron Burgundy’s December 18 return to screens last night on Saturday Night Live. First Anchorman 2 cast mate and former SNL grand dame Kristen Wiig lampooned NBC’s universally panned The Sound Of Music Live in a cold open featuring Dooneese, then the Anchorman 2 gang backed Rudd in a monologue face-off against boy band One Direction. They closed the show with a Bill Brasky sketch penned by Anchorman director/co-writer Adam McKay, reviving the character first created by Ferrell and McKay. Check out the Channel 4 News team moonlighting on SNL and other highlights below (opening monologue video not available):

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VIDEO: Ron Burgundy Hijacks North Dakota Newscast

By | Monday December 2, 2013 @ 8:39am PST
Mike Fleming

The roadshow for Anchorman 2 rolled into North Dakota this weekend, where Will Ferrell, in Ron Burgundy garb, hosted a local newscast. Here’s the broadcast, if you’ve got half an hour. You’ve really got to give Ferrell credit for commitment to promoting this film. It doesn’t get … Read More »

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‘Anchorman 2′ Moved Up To Midweek; ‘Friday The 13th’ Set For March 2015

By | Tuesday November 26, 2013 @ 6:38pm PST

Chances are roughly 100% that you’ve encountered the promotional blitz for the long-in-coming sequel. Now Paramount has moved the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues up two days to Wednesday, December 18. The film, … Read More »

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‘Anchorman 2′ PR Blitz Rolls On: Ron Burgundy Lands Gig With Canada’s TSN, Ponders ‘Doctor Who’: Video

By | Saturday November 23, 2013 @ 12:10pm PST

Anchorman 2 Doctor Who TSN UPDATE: Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy will be calling a pro curling match during the Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings, December 1 in Manitoba. (Scroll to the bottom for the announcement vid.)

Paramount‘s marketing team must be working overtime brainstorming PR stunts for their Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues; now they’ve landed Ron Burgundy (AKA Will Ferrell) a gig on Canada’s The Sports Network. “Legendary broadcaster Ron Burgundy will join the network’s team of broadcasters beginning in December,” TSN announced Friday, with details of Burgundy’s new post to be revealed live during Sunday’s Grey Cup. Paramount’s got just under a month to pack in the promo gags before Anchorman 2‘s December 20 bow. Earlier this week Burgundy stopped by Conan to riff on Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s recent headline-making news. Today Paramount released a brief Burgundy video to capitalize on this weekend’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary mania: Read More »

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Comedy Central Orders Pilot For New York Public Access Staple ‘The Chris Gethard Show’ From Funny Or Die, Zach Galifianakis

By | Wednesday November 20, 2013 @ 8:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: This is the dream of every public access show: New York’s cult weekly program The Chris Gethard Show will be making the leap from the local Manhattan Neighborhood Network to Comedy Central. The cable network has ordered a pilot for TCGS, a live, interactive call-in show with roots at the UCB Theater NY, which blends talk, variety and game elements. It will be produced by Funny Or Die, looking to repeat the success it’s had with another Comedy Central talk show, new late-night entry @midnight, which was just picked up for 40 weeks. Brillstein Entertainment Partners is co-producing, with Gethard and Zach Galifianakis exec producing alongside Funny Or Die’s Will Ferrell, Owen Burke, Adam McKay and Mike Farah as well as Brillstein’s Brian Stern. TCGS, whose episodes often are based on original bits, has featured such guests as Galifianakis, Sean Combs, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, John Mulaney, Bobby Moynihan and Andrew WK. The show also is known for championing the Brooklyn music scene and New York’s fringe artists and oddballs.

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NBC Gives Pilot Order To Comedy ‘Bad Judge’ From Anne Heche & Gary Sanchez; Kate Walsh To Star & Executive Produce

By | Monday November 18, 2013 @ 10:30am PST
Nellie Andreeva

NBC has handed an early pilot order to Bad Judge, a single-camera comedy starring and executive produced by former Private Practice star Kate Walsh. The single-camera project, from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Prods and actress Anne Heche, was written by Chad Kultgen (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) based on an idea brought to Gary Sanchez by Heche. It centers on a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman (Walsh) who plays with the law, and whose life on the edge is constantly in balance as she also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system. Universal TV, where Gary Sanchez Prods. and Heche have deals, is producing. Heche and Jill Messick executive produce alongside Walsh, Kultgen, Ferrell and McKay. Bad Judge was a late pitch buy last development season, and emerged as a contender for an off-cycle pilot order in March when Walsh started circling the project. Read More »

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Hot TV Trailer: Will Ferrell’s Spoof ‘Spoils Of Babylon’

By | Friday November 15, 2013 @ 7:59am PST

IFC‘s miniseries parody The Spoils Of Babylon chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of the complicated Morehouse family who made their fortune in the oil business. Tobey Maguire, Tim Robbins and Kristen Wiig lead the all-star cast which … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’

By | Wednesday October 23, 2013 @ 2:47am PDT
Mike Fleming

Will Ferrell is pulling out all the stops as he brings back the boorish newscaster Ron Burgundy for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. He’s doing car commercials and endorsing Ben And Jerry’s ice cream flavors. … Read More »

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Ben & Jerry’s ‘Anchorman 2′ Ice Cream Wants To Take You To Pleasure Town

By | Tuesday October 22, 2013 @ 8:23pm PDT

Will Ferrell‘s ’70s-classy character seems to have a permanent case of brain freeze. Now he has a potential excuse. With Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues a couple of months away, Ben & Jerry’s is following such … Read More »

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Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh Set In Will Ferrell-Produced Indie

By | Tuesday July 16, 2013 @ 4:42pm PDT

Will Ferrell-Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions and Bron Studios today set casting for Welcome To Me to be directed by Shira Piven (Fully Loaded) from a screenplay by Eliot Laurence. The dramatic comedy will star Kristen WiigRead More »

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Will Ferrell And Conan O’Brien Mock TV Business At Turner Upfront

Turner Entertainment seems to try hardest to make advertisers laugh at its upfront presentation — and generally succeeded this time with help from Will Ferrell, Conan O’Brien, and TBS newcomer Pete Holmes. In a recorded routine, Ferrell said that he had bought the company and with his background in comedy “I couldn’t care less” about networks including CNN, TNT, and TruTv. Since “I like to mess around with my new toys,” he introduced the new boss: Charles Barkley. The former NBA star said that since “I’m in charge now” viewers would be “seeing a lot more Charles Barkley” — cutting to clips from Turner shows that insert him into the action. “This is the kind of bold thinking I was hoping for,” Ferrell said. “With me as CEO of Turner, and Charles, can you really go wrong?”

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Vince Vaughn To Star Alongside Will Ferrell in Paramount’s ‘Daddy’s Home’

By | Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 6:20pm PDT

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 9, 2013) – Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that Vince Vaughn has been cast in the comedy “DADDY’S HOME,” directed by Etan Cohen and starring Will Ferrell. The film is set to

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Aubrey Plaza Ejected After MTV Movie Award Mayhem With Will Ferrell: Video

By | Sunday April 14, 2013 @ 10:18pm PDT

Will Ferrell was accepting the Comedic Genius Award at tonight’s MTV Movie Awards. Suddenly he had company onstage – Parks & Recreation‘s co-star Aubrey Plaza. She ran up and tried to wrestle the award out of Ferrell’s hands. Apparently, it was to hype her own upcoming movie – the August … Read More »

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Showtime Buys Dark Comedy From ‘Hansel & Gretel’ Director, Will Ferrell & Adam McKay

By | Thursday March 21, 2013 @ 1:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Tommy WirkolaEXCLUSIVE: After collaborating on Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, the movie’s writer/director Tommy Wirkola and production company Gary Sanchez are reteaming, this time on the TV side. Norwegian filmmaker Wirkola and Gary Sanchez’s Will FerrellRead More »

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Jesse Andrews Set To Script ‘Crazy U’ For Will Ferrell At New Line

By | Thursday March 21, 2013 @ 11:06am PDT
Mike Fleming

Jesse AndrewsEXCLUSIVE: New Line has set Jesse Andrews to adapt Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course In Getting His Kid Into Collegean adaptation of the Andrew Ferguson book that is being fashioned as a star vehicle for … Read More »

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