When one door closes another door opens.
That about sums up what happened when Adam McKay was given the green-light to begin production on Anchorman 2.
While that news is and was spectacular, it also meant that McKay would be unable to direct Three Mississippi which is starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell.
But good news today as the film has found a new team to helm the potentially hilarious film. And they've chosen two pretty talented people!
Sean Anders and John Morris will now direct the film. If you've never heard of them, you probably have seen their moves as they did Hot Tub Time Machine and She's Out Of Your League.
Below, McKay delves into the plot for 3 Mississippi:
"It’s about these two rival families from — we’re thinking Philadelphia but we need to check in with Wahlberg and Ferrell and see what kind of accents they want to do. [Laughs] Alec Baldwin is the patriarch of one of the families, and Wahlberg is his son. He saw the Kennedys playing football on their front lawn at Thanksgiving, and boom, that’s it: “Anything the Kennedys do, we’re doing.” His family starts playing the other family that lives across the park from them. Over the years, Baldwin’s family hasn’t done too well — they own a crappy little bar in town — while the other family, which Will’s character eventually becomes the patriarch of, becomes really successful. The game gets nastier and nastier as the years go on, and Ferrell’s family starts just destroying the other family. After a massive heart attack, Baldwin’s character’s dying wish is that his estranged son, Mark, take over the game and finally win one. So Wahlberg has to put this ramshackle, convict, gambling-addict family back together again and beat the richies. The whole spirit of it is that it’s just a giant, fun ensemble comedy. We want to populate it with people we love. There’s a funny subplot with Rob Riggle where he’s a gay cousin that Wahlberg’s family sort of turned their backs on but he played football at Fresno State and they need him. We’re going to try to get Jeremy Renner to play an ex-con. The idea is to bring in, like, 15 people that we love in and just do a big, funny holiday movie."
Sounds like big laughs to us!
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