Will Ferrell Remaking 'I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single'
Despite last summer's flop of his big budget comedy Land of the Lost, funnyman Will Ferrell is by no means discouraged. Not only will 2010 see him re-teaming with Anchorman director Adam McKay for the action comedy The Other Guys, but he also lends his voice to DreamWorks' superhero flick Megamind (formerly Oobermind). But now Ferrell is following the rest of the industry into remake territory as Pajiba says he will remake the French romantic comedy I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single. Ferrell's only previous experience with romance that wasn't overshadowed by comedy was Stranger Than Fiction.
The original French film follows a bachelor who is nagged by his mother and seven sisters to finally settle down and tie the knot. Instead of ruining his life by getting married, he concocts a plan to have a friend's sister pretend to be his fiancée only to dump him at the altar, thus turning him off of marriage for the rest of his life, and getting his family off his back at the same time. But of course, real romance blossoms within the pretend relationship they create, so what's our man to do? Though it's not the most appealing concept, it'll be interesting to see Ferrell as a romantic lead. Development is still early, however, with no writer or director attached yet, Ferrell could just as easily become unattached from this film. Anyone interested?