Fear not worshippers at the house of Ferrell, the comic force of nature known to mortals as Will Ferrell once again be returning to big screen comedy after his lackluster series of guest stars on the past its prime TV series The Office. This guy is a big dang movie star and movies are where he belongs! This time Ferrell will be playing a hedge fund manager, one of those guys responsible for the recent financial crisis, whose life changes when he sees a vision of God. Whether this vision turns around his sleazy life in the classic Gordon Bombay tradition or just makes him go crazy in the classic Margery Kempe tradition is unclear, but the name of the film is Swear to God.
Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland, who most recently did Todd Phillips’ Due Date, have written the script for this one, and I’ve got some mixed feelings about that. Due Date was kind of a bore, especially for a film that had the personalities of Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis to play off of, but it wasn’t so bad that I would write these guys off as screenwriters. They do have tons of credits from the Mike Judge show King of the Hill, and that was mostly stupendous, so maybe they just need to adjust to writing for live action. What would certainly help this project’s chances is if Adam McKay came aboard to direct, which is rumored to be possible. McKay and Ferrell have made nothing but cult magic together so far with films like Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and Step Brothers. I’ll just forget about The Other Guys, which was also more boring than it should have been… oh man, all of these guys have sins to make up for!
Source: Deadline Ellettsville