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Will Ferrell’s next comedy finds a powerhouse

Will Ferrell’s next comedy finds a powerhouse

By Vic Medina | 9 seconds ago

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Will Ferrell has a new movie on the way, and you just have to click on the remote control to watch it. According to Deadline, Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service just won a bidding war over the rights to Ferrell’s next film, a wedding-themed comedy by author / director Nick Stoller (Get him to the Greek, Neighbours). As we reported weeks ago, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line, Legally Blond) will also star in the film, which does not yet have a title, and production start has not been announced. No details about the action or other cast members have been revealed, other than that it is a wedding comedy. The acquisition of Amazon is no surprise for the No. 2 streaming service, with reported 175 million subscribers. They have paid big bucks for exclusive movies and content in recent years, including Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 Americait Jack Ryan series, and of course theirs Lord of the Rings series, with a multi-season budget approaching one billion dollars.

Despite starring in some of the greatest comedy hits ever, Will Ferrell has starred in a number of misfires, and most of his recent appearances have been on TV, most notably the Apple TV + series The Shrink Next Door with Paul Rudd and Kathryn Hahn. His last feature film where he was the leading man was the Netflix movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, which was met with mixed reviews. His latest major theatrical release, Downhill with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, bombed at the box office in 2020, and drew in excess of $ 8 million despite a wide-ranging release before the COVID-19 pandemic closed theaters. His comedy from 2018 Holmes and Watson was an unresolved disaster, both at the box office and among critics, who called it one of the worst films of the year.

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Nevertheless, Ferrell is still a favorite among film fans, and his films continue to do well on streaming services. His hit from 2003 Old-fashioned has just cracked the top five most watched movie list on Netflix, for no apparent reason. Over the course of five years, from 2004-2008, Ferrell starred in a unique series of classic comedies, including Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Blades of Glory, Semi professionaland Stepbrothers. 2003s Alvis, of course, still the biggest hit of his career, grossing over $ 225 million worldwide and has become a Christmas movie tradition, along with movies that It’s a wonderful life and A Christmas story. Along the way, he has also won three Primetime Emmy Awards for his television work.

Now with the pandemic behind us, and theaters around the world fully open, Will Ferrell has a series of films ready to mark his theatrical comeback. He is currently filming the long-awaited big screen adaptation of Barbie, plays a villainous Mattel Toys leader opposite Margot Robbie in the lead and Ryan Gosling, who plays Ken. He will be seen next time Spiritual against Ryan Reynolds and Octavia Spencer in a musical remake of Dickens’ A Christmas song, comes to Apple TV +. He also stars in Josh Greenbaum’s comedy Strays. Ferrell made a smart choice in conjunction with Stoller, a kind of comedy film guru, for his Amazon film. Stoller also directed Forgot Sarah Marshall, Five-year engagement, Storksand Neighbor 2: Sorority Rising.

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