Trailer for Spanish-Language Comedy Casa de Mi Padre Starring Will Ferrell
04.15.11 by Ryan
Time to brush up on your Spanish, amigos.
Will Ferrell's upcoming movie, May's Everything Must Go, is a (literally) dramatic departure for the former Saturday Night Live actor. Ferrell's next project looks like an even more unusual departure, as it stars the actor as a Mexican rancher who speaks only in Spanish. "No hablo Americano," says Ferrell early on in the new trailer.
Poking fun at Spanish-language telenovelas, Casa de Mi Padre (or, House of My Father to gringos) seems like something that would show up as a parody trailer on Ferrell's Funny or Die website, which is appropriate since former SNL writer and frequent Funny or Die director Matt Piedmont is at the helm.
Here's the movie's synopsis:
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).
No release date has been mentioned for Casa de Mi Padre, though THR reports that the movie is "set for release this year." Ferrell and frequent collaborator Adam McKay (Anchorman) are producing the movie.