Adam McKay in Talks to Direct Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in THREE MISSISSIPPI

     June 30, 2011

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Director Adam McKay is in talks to reunite with The Other Guys co-stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg for the football comedy Three Mississippi. Already on the project as a producer, Vulture reports that McKay is now in negotiations to helm the pic for Warner Bros. Written by Robert Carlock (30 Rock) and Scott Silveri (Friends), Three Mississippi tells the story of two Philadelphia neighbors whose annual Thanksgiving game of tackle football has become extraordinarily heated. In addition to Ferrell and Wahlberg, Three Mississippi also stars Alec Baldwin as Wahlberg’s father and is courting Jeremy Renner for a potential role as well.

Three Mississippi becomes the next in a long line of McKay/Ferrell projects. Yesterday, we reported that Warner Bros. had picked up the duo’s buddy comedy Swear to God from Due Date screenwriters Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland. Of the two, however, it is believed that Three Mississippi will become McKay’s next directorial effort with Warner Bros. hoping to have the pic to moviegoers by Thanksgiving of 2012.

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