Will Ferrell to Star in Untitled Comedy Set in the Competitive World of a Shakespeare Theater Company

     December 2, 2014

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Will Ferrell seems to enjoy movies where characters compete for glory.  He’s starred in Kicking & Screaming (soccer), Talladega Nights (stock car racing), Blades of Glory (figure skating), and Semi-Pro (basketball).  However, his latest competition will be taking him away from sports and into the arts.  According to Variety, Ferrell is set to star in an untitled comedy that takes place around the “intense, competitive world inside a Shakespearean theater company.”  There are no plot details beyond that, but David Guion and Michael Handelman will handle the script, which is a bit disconcerting when you consider that their track record includes The Ex and Dinner for Schmucks.  Variety also says they’ve worked on The Internship, The Watch, Blades of Glory, and Men in Black III, but they’re not officially credited, so it’s possible they just did rewrites.

While I like the premise of Ferrell doing Shakespeare, he has a very full slate of potential projects, so we might net get to see it anytime soon.  Hit the jump for more.

In the past year alone, Ferrell has also signed on for the tennis comedy Match Maker (again, it looks like he loves competition stories), the buddy comedy Border Guards with John C. Reilly, the fish-out-of-water comedy The Yank, an adaptation of the memoir Larry’s Kidney with Zach Galifianakis, Daddy’s Home with Mark Wahlberg, James Franco‘s Zeroville, and Zoolander 2.

Ferrell will next be seen in theaters opposite Kevin Hart in the comedy Get Hard, which opens on March 27, 2015.

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