After seeing a couple of his recent, bigger projects not due to well with audiences, Will Ferrell is switching things up by starring in the independently financed Everything Must Go.
Will Ferrell for Everything Must Go
The feature directorial debut of commercial director Dan Rush, Everything Must Go is based on a Raymond Carver short story. Ferrell will play a guy who loses his job and gets locked out of the house by his wife. She deposits his belongings on the front lawn, and he spends the next four days trying to sell his possessions.
Though Rush, known for humorous commercials, has been offered feature film deals before, he turned them down in favor of writing a film for himself to direct. Everything Must Go is that film. After showing the script around he landed Will Ferrell, who seems to be looking for a non-typical Ferrell role.
"Will is one of the best at making an audience sympathize with a character's ordeal, and the blending and comedy in this script will show a side of him that we haven't really seen before," producer Marty Bowen said.