Will Ferrell To Receive MTV Movie Awards’ Inaugural Comedic Genius Prize

By | Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 7:12am PST

MTV announced today that Will Ferrell will be the first-ever recipient of the Comedic Genius Award, created to honor an actor who has “provided a major influence through their work” and “transformed the … Read More »

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Will Ferrell Pitches Woo For Old Milwaukee In Another Spit-Swapping Super Bowl Ad

By | Monday February 4, 2013 @ 6:04pm PST
Mike Fleming

Here I thought that the only objectionable Super Bowl spit-swapping commercial was the Go-Daddy.com spot highlighted by Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli’s smooch session with that computer nerd Walter! There was another Super Bowl spot with another famous person … Read More »

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NBC Greenlights Three Comedy Pilots

By | Friday January 18, 2013 @ 11:15am PST
Nellie Andreeva

NBC today added three more single-camera comedy pilots to its roster, including projects produced by Greg Daniels and the duo of Will Ferrell & Adam McKay. The Office boss Daniels and his Deedle Dee Prods have had a very active development season with a half-dozen projects landing at NBC and Fox. The one that got the nod at NBC today is an untitled half-hour written by The Office‘s Robert Padnick. The other two pilot slots went to Assistance, from writer Leslye Headland and Ferrell and McKay’s Gary Sanchez Prods, and Donor Party, from writer Alex Schemmer and producer Geyer Kosinski.

This marks Gary Sanchez’s first pilot order under the company’s deal with Universal TV where Deedle Dee is also based. All three pilots hail from NBC’s sister studio, with Lionsgate TV co-producing Donor Party. This is Lionsgate’s second consecutive comedy pilot at NBC, following last year’s Next Caller, which went to series but was ultimately shelved. The trio of pilots join recently picked up About A Boy, also single-camera, and multi-camera comedy Joe, Joe & Jane. Here are details about the newly picked up pilots: Read More »

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‘Anchorman 2′ Release Set Dec. 20, 2013

By | Wednesday December 19, 2012 @ 5:08pm PST

Paramount has announced the wide release date for the sequel to the 2004 Will Ferrell-starring comedy: December 20, 2013. Anchorman: The Legend Continues brings back Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner and was announced Read More »

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Warner Bros In Talks For ‘Get Hard’ With Will Ferrell And Kevin Hart Attached To Star

By | Friday December 7, 2012 @ 3:15pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is negotiating to acquire Get Hard, a comedy pitch package that will be developed as a star vehicle for Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The plan is for Ferrell to play a rich, soft-handed investment bank manager who is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He hires the streetwise guy who normally washes his car to get him ready to do hard time in the 30 days before he has to report to prison.

The script will be written by Ian Roberts & Jay Martel, who are currently executive producers and showrunners on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele. Gary Sanchez is attached to produce. Read More »

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Will Ferrell & Liam Neeson Among Additions To ‘Lego’ Pic Voice Cast

By | Friday November 9, 2012 @ 10:03am PST

Liam NeesonWill FerrellEXCLUSIVE: Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie have joined Warner Bros and Village Roadshow’s Lego feature film. They join Chris Pratt, … Read More »

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Hollywood’s Obama Endorsements: Video

By | Wednesday November 7, 2012 @ 3:20pm PST

Now that the election is behind us, we’re posting a handful of Obama endorsements from the Hollywood set. Enjoy.

Harvey Weinstein and Bradley Cooper’s Hindsight:

Will Ferrell:

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Will Ferrell & Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez, Lauryn Kahn Sell Marriage Comedy To NBC

By | Thursday October 4, 2012 @ 10:07am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Lauryn KahnEXCLUSIVE: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Prods. have sold a single-camera comedy to NBC to be written by rising young scribe Lauryn Kahn. Universal Television, where Gary Sanchez is under a deal, is producing. Titled I Guess I Do, the comedy centers around a sham green card marriage between a womanizing British celebrity trainer and a psychology grad student who is using her new husband as the subject for her dissertation on the modern male. Ferrell and McKay will executive produce the project, which has received a script commitment from the network.

I Guess I Do expands Kahn’s relationship with Gary Sanchez Prods. where she started out as McKay’s assistant. Noticing her comedic potential, he encouraged her to take improv classes at Upright Citizens Brigade. Kahn then began writing, directing and performing videos on Ferrell and McKay’s comedy Web site FunnyorDie.com. Last year, her debut feature script, comedy He’s F*cking Perfect, sparked a bidding frenzy, landing at Fox 2000 in a $1 million deal, with Gary Sanchez producing and Emma Stone circling the lead. Read More »

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Justin Theroux To Helm ‘Swear To God’ With Will Ferrell And Steve Carell

By | Thursday August 9, 2012 @ 5:17pm PDT
Mike Fleming

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 … Read More »

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Red Band Trailer: ‘Bachelorette’

The Bridesmaids rip-offs were inevitable. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay through their Gary Sanchez productions just released the red band trailer for Bachelorette starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, and James Marsden. Written by ex-Harvey Weinstein assistant Leslye Headland (FX’s Terriers), the low-budget indie generated some buzz … Read More »

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Daily Show: Jon Hamm, Will Ferrell, And Zach Galifianakis Improvise

By | Sunday July 29, 2012 @ 8:50pm PDT

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis swung by The Daily Show to promote their new political comedy The Campaign opening August 10th – and Jon Hamm had to intervene.

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Hot Teaser Trailer: ‘Anchorman 2′

By | Monday May 21, 2012 @ 9:06am PDT

Paramount released a primer for its sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues in front of The Dictator this weekend in theaters. The fab four from the original are back, led by Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy himself, and the film is set to be released sometime next year.

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‘Anchorman 2′ Teaser Ties To ‘The Dictator’

By | Monday May 14, 2012 @ 1:23pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Anchorman 2 DictatorA teaser for Paramount Pictures‘ sequel to Anchorman will go up with prints of the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator. Why, Ron Burgundy himself just tweeted it. Here it is, verbatim: ”Dont get Twirter. Anchorman2 teaser … Read More »

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HBO To Develop 1980s Wall Street Comedy Starring Rob Riggle With Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg And Chris Henchy

By | Monday May 14, 2012 @ 11:44am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Rob Riggle Wall Street HBOEXCLUSIVE: The Other Guys gang is back together, this time on HBO. The pay cable network is developing a comedy project for Rob Riggle to star and produce. The single-camera comedy, based on an … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Campaign’

By | Friday May 11, 2012 @ 10:10am PDT

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis play opposing and predictably over-the-top political candidates running for a North Carolina House seat in the Warner Bros comedy The Campaign directed by Jay Roach. It’s set for release August 10, a couple of months before the U.S. presidential elections — just … Read More »

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Will Ferrell To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

By | Thursday April 26, 2012 @ 10:59pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Will Ferrell SNL HostFormer Saturday Night Live star Will Ferrell is returning to NBC’s late-night sketch show for his third stint as host. He will appear on May 12 with musical guest Usher. Next Saturday, May 5, SNLRead More »

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‘Drunk History’ Web Series Heads To TV WIth Presentation Order By Comedy Central; Will Ferrell & Adam McKay To Produce

By | Thursday April 5, 2012 @ 8:48am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Viral hit Drunk History may become a TV series. Comedy Central has given a pilot presentation order to Drunk History Across America, which will be produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy’s Gary Sanchez Prods. The trio will … Read More »

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Will Ferrell To Return For ‘Anchorman 2′

Will Ferrell Anchorman SequelEXCLUSIVE… UPDATE: I’ve learned the sequel finally came together today. The comedy Anchorman 2 will be produced under mogul Judd Apatow’s banner with Will Ferrell’s and Adam MKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions. McKay will direct as well as write … Read More »

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New Line Acquiring ‘Crazy U’ Book; Will Ferrell To Play Dad Of College-Bound Son

By | Monday March 26, 2012 @ 1:07pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Will Ferrell Crazy UEXCLUSIVE: New Line Cinema is acquiring screen rights to the Andrew Ferguson book Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course In Getting His Kid Into College. The film will be developed as a potential star vehicle for Will … Read More »

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