Will Ferrell Signs On for Low-Budget Indie Feature
10.16.09 by REELZ
It looks like Will Ferrell is taking a break from big-budget, high-profile comedies for something a little more low-key.
Variety writes that Ferrell has agreed to star in Everthing Must Go, the story of a poor guy who loses his job and returns home to find that his wife has locked him out of the house and jettisoned all of his personal possessions onto the front lawn. He spends the next four days trying to sell them off.
Behind the project is Dan Rush, who wrote the script based on a Raymond Carver short story. This will be his movie directorial debut, although he has directed several commercials. Apparently, Rush had been offered development deals, but instead chose to push his own project. It was green-lighted for a very modest $10 million and eventually caught Ferrell's interest.
In a statement, producer Marty Bowen said:
Will is one of the best at making an audience sympathize with a character's ordeal, and the blending and comedy in this script will show a side of him that we haven't really seen before.