Will Ferrell's latest comedy, Casa de Mi Padre ("House of My Father"), will give fans a chance to see him as they never have: speaking entirely in Spanish.
A parody of Spanish-language telenovelas, Casa de Mi Padre follows Ferrell as rancher Armando Alvarez, who in an attempt to save his family's failing ranch, falls in love with his brother Raul's (Diego Luna) new fiancé, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez), and becomes a target of a feared drug lord (Gael Garcia Bernal). The movie's latest preview clip, released by Ferrell and Adam McKay's Funny Or Die website, shows none of that, however, as it has Ferrell's Alvarez sitting around a campfire singing the original song "Yo No Se" ("I Don't Know"). watch the clip >> Posted 03.09.12 by Ryan
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