New Teaser Trailer for Casa de Mi Padre Starring Will Ferrell
12.19.11 by BJSprecher
The first teaser trailer for Casa de Mi Padre ("House of My Father") was released back in March and created a (minor) buzz of activity on the internet because the Spanish-language homage to telenovelas ("Spanish soap operas") stars the decidely un-Latino Will Ferrell, but also because so many people were swept up in the rumor that Ferrell was forced to star in the movie as part of a "closed-door settlement" with Gary Sanchez, the supposed financier of Gary Sanchez Productions (GSP). We hate to burst the bubble of those folks who think that Ferrell-as-indentured-actor makes for a juicy story, but Gary Sanchez doesn't exist; he is the fictitious money man behind the scenes of GSP, which is actually operated by Ferrell and his frequent collaborator, Adam McKay (Anchorman).
When the first trailer was released, it was thought that Case de Mi Padre would be getting a 2011 release, but then months and months went by without a word and it started to seem like the movie might not even make it to theaters. However, Pantelion Films picked up the U.S. distribution rights to the movie in November and it is now slated for a 2012 release. To help re-ignite some interest in the movie, a new teaser trailer has been released that shows very little about the plot of the movie — and Ferrell's longest bit of dialogue is simply, "Yo soy Armando Alvarez." — but has just the right combination of crazy concept, action and bravado to pique our interest. (The fact that it kinda-sorta reminds us of a trailer for a movie about Dos Equis' "Most Interesting Man in the World" doesn't hurt, either.)
Here's the synopsis of the movie:
Armando Alvarez (Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiancé, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).
To watch the trailer in HD, head over to Apple.
Casa de Mi Padre was directed by first-time feature director and Emmy-winning TV writer Matt Piedmont (Saturday Night Live). Efren Ramirez, Adrian Martinez, Pedro Armendáriz Jr. and Nick Offerman also star.