Synopsis for Will Ferrell’s Spanish-language film revealed

Joshua Brunsting

January 17th, 2011

While it garnered quite a bit of hype when it was first announced, news surrounding the upcoming Spanish-language film featuring a cast including Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, and Gael Garcia Bernal has gone relatively cold.

Well, thanks to Collider, we have the film’s official synopsis, and it sounds quite interesting:

“This movie is currently called UNTITLED SPANISH COMEDY and stars Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries), DIEGO LUNA (The Terminal) and GENESIS RODRIGUEZ (TV’s Entourage & “Dona Barbara”) Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiance, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).”

Apparently the film will feature some overdramatic acting, a staple of the Spanish telenovela world, and with the full cast speaking Spanish, this could be a really compelling project. The film is set to be helmed by Matt Piedmont, best known for his work on HBO’s Funny Or Die Presents, and while that’s not quite the best name to have backing your creative team, the film does sound like a real winner.

Hopefully this and something like Ferrell’s EVERYTHING MUST GO will mark a return to form for the beloved, yet overrated, comedic thespian.

What do you think?

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    This revelation of Will Ferrell’s
    film with Spanish language synopsis might have a great impact to movie
    industry. Hence, many others are trying to have a better idea on how to
    properly observe the whole story of the film. Thus learning Spanish is very
    essential for all the viewers of the film. Good luck to Will.

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