I learned the amazing news from friend Suzanne this morning: Will Ferrell paired up with none other than Mexican superstars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna to make a “overly dramatic telenovela”-style comedy — Casa de Mi Padre. Even more amazing: The movie is in Spanish!
Bernal and Luna were once known for their serious, brooding, stunningly beautiful Mexican films like Amores Perros and Y Tu Mama Tambien (y tu mama is a Joy favorite). But in recent years they’ve turned their eye toward comedy, producing the side-splitting Rudo y Cursi — a movie so excellent I don’t know where to begin, but this video from the movie will give you a great idea. Now to think they’ve added Will Ferrell to their talent arsenal? Good god, it doesn’t get any better!
My only concern: Finding out a release date for this film was impossible, I can only hope it hits theaters soon.
The trailer (which apparently was leaked) looks hilarious: