Two Upcoming Projects for Will Ferrell and Matt Damon
by Alex Billington
February 25, 2009
Sorry, that headline is a bit deceiving - no, Will Ferrell and Matt Damon are not going to be starring in the same movie, but Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg will be! An interesting article hit Variety today that outlined two separate projects, one from Will Ferrell and one from Matt Damon, that are looking to get picked up be studios and greenlit for release in 2010. Ferrell's project is an action comedy called B Team to be directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers). Damon's project is a contemporary sci-fi love story called The Adjustment Bureau based on a Philip K. Dick short story.
The Adjustment Bureau is being written by George Nolfi, of Ocean's Twelve, The Sentinel, and The Bourne Ultimatum. The project is loosely based on an unspecified Philip K. Dick short story (anyone have idea which one?) and will also be Nolfi's directing debut. B Team will star Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as cops, with a script being written by Chris Henchy, who co-wrote Land of the Lost and is an executive producer and writer for "Entourage". Both projects should be picked up by studios by the end of the week, so stay tuned for more information once it arrives. Which of these sounds more exciting to you?