There are few performers as consistently funny and interesting as Will Ferrell. Sure, he’ll take a gig in a studio paycheck film, but often those are often weird and interesting too (say what you will about Land of the Lost, that’s not a boring choice), and so it’s no surprise that Ferrell would appear in a movie in which he spends the entire movie speaking Spanish. He stars in Casa de mi Padre as a rancher stuck in the middle of a drug war. He’s between his brother (Diego Luna) and the town’s vicious drug lord (Gael Garcia Bernal), and all three have interest in his brother’s fiancée (Genesis Rodriguez). Our review of the Blu-ray of Casa de mi Padre follows after the jump.
Matt Oberg (Ugly Americans), Stephen Schneider (Best Friends Forever), and Anna Chlumsky (In the Loop) topline an indie comedy with a title designed to catch your eye: Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship. Oberg plays Bert, “a sensitive professor and author of feminist literature who deep down churns with sexual frustration.” Schneider is Arnie, “a loud, obnoxious, womanizing businessman who’s completely oblivious to how inappropriate he is in almost every situation.” Variety reports that Adrian Martinez (Kick-Ass), Debargo Sanyal (Blue Bloods), and Cristin Milioti (30 Rock) also star.
Bert and Arnie marks Jeff Kaplan’s feature directorial debut; Kaplan co-wrote the script with Ian Springer. The Justified Ends Entertainment production began shooting late last month in New York.
The odds that Casa de mi padre, a Spanish-language film set to star Will Ferrell, is all a big hoax went down 12% tonight. Mexico natives Gael Garcia Bernal (Blindness) and Diego Luna (Milk) have joined the cast along with Genesis Rodriguez (Entourage), Pedro Armendariz Jr. (The Legend of Zorro), Hector Jimenez (Nacho Libre), and Adrian Martinez (Kick-Ass), effectively legitimizing the project.
The plot of the film — said to be in the style of an “overly dramatic telenovela” — is still under wraps. Though one potentially revealing detail has surfaced in the description of Luna’s character. Details after the jump.