It's the news you've been waiting for. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg will soon be entertaining you as a comic, crime-fighting duo:
Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired “The B Team,” a spec pitch package for an Adam McKay-directed action comedy that will team Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as cops, with Chris Henchy and McKay writing the script.
Pic will be a co-production between Gary Sanchez Productions and Mosaic. Sony has not set a release date on the film, but it is expected to go into production as quickly as the filmmakers can get it ready.
The comedy was pitched around town on Tuesday by Endeavor and CAA, and Sony co-president Matt Tolmach moved quickly. Tolmach was comfortable committing to a film without a finished script, because Columbia worked in exactly the same fashion on “Talladega Nights” and “Step Brothers,” both of which were set up with a pitch and the collaborative track record of McKay and Ferrell.
Good work, men. Now that we've bridged the gap between the Frat Pack and Entourage, the combination of Dude movies at our disposal are endless.
Ferrell, Wahlberg join 'The B Team' [Variety]