The people over at Universal pictures are ready for some new comedy from Will Ferrell. Today it was announced that he and Branden O’Brien are teaming up for an untitled comedy project. Much like his run with Kevin Hart in Get Hard, Ferrell is set to return to jail for the upcoming comedy.
Universal Pictures has acquired from Branden O’Brien an untitled original pitch for Gary Sanchez Productions that will serve as the basis for a Will Ferrell starring vehicle. O’Brien will write the script, which follows an escaped convict who teams up with an unlikely partner to stop his girlfriend from getting married. Ferrell, O’Brien, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum will produce under their Gary Sanchez Productions banner. Chris Henchy serves as executive producer. Exec VP of production Erik Baiers will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.