Will Ferrell will star in an upcoming film set in the world of eSports, the competitive gaming scene, for Legendary Entertainment.
In the movie, which is as of yet untitled, Ferrell stars as a member of a professional eSports team, and an anomaly in a sport where players usually retire in their 20’s due to slowing hand-eye coordination. An official press release states that “the film will be akin to what Ferrell did with the world of NASCAR racing in Talladega Nights.”
The film will be written by Michael Kvamme & Jordan Dunn. Mosaic and Gary Sanchez are producing with Patrick Connelly and John Beach of Gravity Squared co-producing.
Ferrell is currently in production on Holmes & Watson for Sony, which will see him re-uniting with John C. Reilly to play the legendary duo of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. The film is directed by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) and is expected to be released sometime in 2018.