Trailer for Will Ferrell's Spanish-Language Comedyby: Posted:
Yeah, bet you didn't see that one coming. That is, unless you heard about it when it was announced...
Either way, Will Ferrell is indeed starring in "Casa de mi Padre" (House of My Father), which despite being in Spanish, bears a lot of similarities to Ferrell's typical output. Ferrell seems to play a slightly over-confident brute (see also "Anchorman," "Talladega Nights," "Blades of Glory," etc.) in an otherwise straight-forward parody of a familiar genre. In this case, the Spanish soap opera.
There's a growing sentiment out there that Ferrell's time has come and gone, but audiences are still there for him. Indeed, comedy seems to be the one genre that's been unaffected by the notion that stars don't sell movies, and Ferrell's name still brings in the dough, which has made it easy for him to do almost anything he wants. That's why, in the last few years, he's shown up in a barely-there cameo on "30 Rock," a guest stint on "Eastbound & Down," starred in his own broadway show ("You're Welcome, America - A Final Night with George W. Bush"), participated in many Funny or Die videos, starred in a drug-fueled reboot of an kid's TV show from the 1970s ("Land of the Lost"), and has an upcoming guest stint on "The Office." And now, a comedy with subtitles, every marketing executive's nightmare.
The film, which also stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, is looking for a place on the 2011 schedule. Hopefully this trailer, which promises guns, cigarettes, and slaps, will gain the film some traction.