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Will Ferrell is looking to switch things up a little after some career disappointments - he's signed on to Dan Rush's indie comedy Everything Must go.
In a change from his usual blockbuster comedy (well, it will be - first he has to finish up work on The Other Guys with Adam McKay), he's agreed to star in advert director Rush's first film.
Based on a Raymond Carver short story, Rush has come up with a tale of a man who loses his job, is locked out of the house by his wife and has his belongings chucked on the front lawn.
To make money, he spends the next four days trying to sell his wordily goods.
It doesn't sound like a wacky laugh riot, but more along the lines of Stranger Than Fiction (above) but that's the point - Ferrell is trying something slightly different. And the film's producer, Marty Bowen, clearly believes in him.
"Will is one of the best at making an audience sympathize with a character's ordeal," Bowen tells Variety, "and the blending and comedy in this script will show a side of him that we haven't really seen before."
And with a budget less than $10 million, they don't need the big box office either…
[Source: Variety ]
Is this the right move and movie for Ferrell? Glad he's changing things up?