Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Mark Wahlberg are teaming up once again for Three Mississippi, a comedy in which two buffoons (Ferrell and Wahlberg) from rival towns hold a yearly tackle football game. Vulture is reporting that McKay will be directing, despite the recent news that he would only produce.
Adam McKay directs Will Ferrell in a film loosely about sports where Ferrell plays a complete moron; where have we seen this before?
Well, McKay directed Ferrell in quotable classics such as Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys. And clearly, Ferrell has starred in a few mock-sports films before, amongst them are Blades of Glory and Semi-Pro.
Whether you love those films or hate them, they’ve been all been fairly successful. Perhaps not critically but definitely at the box office and with fans. The Other Guys, though not as spectacularly successful as a film like Anchorman, did get generally positive reviews.
One of The Other Guys’s greatest aspects was the fantastic chemistry between Ferrell and Wahlberg and it seems like they will have a very similar relationship in Three Mississippi.
As great as Mark Wahlberg was in The Fighter, I still think he should still dabble in comedies from time to time. He’s always funny when he shows up in a comedic role and I’m looking forward to seeing him with Ferrell again.
Details about the film are sparse so far, but we do know that Alec Baldwin will be playing Mark Wahlberg’s father. That’s about it though. Still, those four names (Bladwin, McKay, Wahlberg and Ferrell) should be enough to have any comedy fan excited for this one.