Fans of last year’s hit buddy-cop comedy The Other Guys will be delighted by news that the hilarious on-screen team of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg will be re-teaming with Adam McKay for the upcoming film Turkey Bowl.
Here’s the official synopsis from Deadline.
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg [will star] as guys from football-obsessed towns who lead rival teams in an annual tackle football game for bragging and trash-talking rights. The tackle games are grandiose, and I’m told they plan to pack it with fun cameos, just the way they did during the rival broadcaster gang fights in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Alec Baldwin is already aboard as Wahlberg’s father. Sold as a pitch, the project will be written by 30 Rock’s Robert Carlock, and Scott Silveri, with the story by Owen Burke of Gary Sanchez Productions. Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy will produce through their Sanchez banner and Wahlberg through his Closest to the Hole banner.
Good to see that Ferrell is sticking to what he’s made his legendary name doing, and won’t stick to high-profile cameo appearances on shows like The Office or Eastbound and Down forever.
If this film goes as well as Guys, you can expect to see more from the modern Lewis/Martin duo of Ferrell and Wahlberg.