After releasing a pair of teaser trailers for Will Ferrell's new comedy, Casa de Mi Padre ("House of My Father"), Panetelion Films has finally released a full-length theatrical trailer that gives us more action, more laughs and more of Ferrell speaking Spanish as the hero of the movie, Armando Alvarez.
Billed as the "biggest international motion picture of all time" in the trailer and the "Funniest Movie You'll Ever Read" on the latest teaser poster, Casa de Mi Padre is a Spanish-language homage to telenovelas ("Spanish soap operas") directed by Emmy-winning TV writer Matt Piedmont (Saturday Night Live) and produced by Ferrell and Adam McKay (Anchorman) through Gary Sanchez Productions. The story follows Armando and his younger brother, Raul (Diego Luna), as they desperately try to save their family's failing ranch. However, their plans quickly unravel when Armando falls for Raul's new fiancé, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez), and Raul's shady business dealings make the brothers the target of Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal). watch the new trailer >> Posted 01.14.12 by BrentJS
The first teaser poster for The Paperboy, Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels' follow-up to Precious (2009), has been released online. The movie is based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Pete Dexter — who also wrote the screenplay adaptation — and stars Matthew McConaughey. The story follows Ward Jansen, an investigative reporter for a Miami newspaper who attempts to uncover the truth about the murder of a sheriff that has landed a possibly innocent man (John Cusack) on death row. The investigation becomes complicated when Ward's younger brother, James (Zac Efron), falls in love with the femme fatale (Nicole Kidman) who has been corresponding with the convicted murderer in prison.
The Paperboy does not yet have a release date, but it is expected to debut in 2012. check out the posters for Casa de Mi Padre >> Posted 12.29.11 by BrentJS
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.) watch the new teaser trailer >> Posted 12.19.11 by BrentJS
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. Watch the trailer >> Posted 04.15.11 by Ryan