Will Ferrell Joins Spanish Language Comedy 'Casa De Mi Padre'
In a move that would be worthy of an "Ay dios mio!" from Fred Armisen's SNL character Ferecito of Showbiz Grande Explosion, The Wrap says Will Ferrell will star in and produce the Spanish language comedy Casa De Mi Padre (aka The House of My Father). Even though Anchorman showed us clearly that Ferrell (or at least Ron Burgundy) doesn't speak or understand Spanish, the entire movie will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Plot details are being kept under wraps so it's unclear if this is meant to be an over-the-top comedy where the language will only add to the hilarity, or if it's simply just a comedy that happens to be in Spanish.
Likely it will turn out to be the former since Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions is behind the project with an unnamed Funny or Die collaborator lined up to direct (though they say it will not be his collaborator Adam McKay). You may not believe Ferrell has enough experience in the Spanish language to make this possible, but let's not forget his melodramatic use of the language in that one scene in Bewitched, not to mention the fact that there's a good chance he wrote Ben Stiller's line "Como estan, bitches?" from Anchorman anyway. He's practically Mexican already! In all seriousness though, this has the potential to be something hilarious, but I'll wait until we get some plot information and more cast members to form a better educated opinion.