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Ferrell, Wahlberg reteam for comedy

Published 20/05/2011 | 10:39

Will Ferrell will appear in the film with Mark Wahlberg
Will Ferrell will appear in the film with Mark Wahlberg

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are to team up again for a sports comedy, tentatively titled Three Mississippi.

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The Hollywood actors, who starred in The Other Guys, will also be joined by Alec Baldwin, who inspired the Thanksgiving film, and possibly Jeremy Renner, said producer Adam McKay.

"The whole spirit of it is that it's just a giant, fun ensemble comedy. We want to populate it with people we love," he told Entertainment Weekly.

"We're going to try to get Jeremy Renner to play an ex-con. The idea is to bring in, like, 15 people that we love in and just do a big, funny holiday movie."

Will and Mark will play rival families competing for the neighbourhood American football game, with Alec playing Mark's father.

"The idea was originally conceived for Mark Wahlberg and Alec Baldwin. Owen Burke, a producer at Gary Sanchez, and I were talking about how crazily funny Wahlberg and Baldwin were in The Departed - how, even though it's not a comedy, we could just watch them all day long. Then Will heard it and he wanted in," Adam said.

Adam, who directed The Other Guys, insists he has no plans to direct the film at the moment, saying: "I don't think so. I mean, I always like to reserve that right, since it's our company. I have this other project [The Boys], but you never know."

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