Usually, when an actor or actress appears in a film alongside a bunch of talking animals it means their career is beginning to take a turn for the worse. (What? No one mentioned the name Eddie Murphy.) Yet, that doesn't seem to be the case for Will Ferrell, who is one of the hottest funny-men in Hollywood at the moment -- thanks, in part, to his various collaborations with writer-director
Judd Apatow Adam Mckay, a man who knows all of Ferrell's strengths and weaknesses when it comes to making an audience laugh.
However, I'm not sure what to think of his latest venture, a film called Fly on the Wall for Universal and Landscape Entertainment. Vince Gilligan (The X-Files, Tonight, He Comes) has just been tapped to rewrite the script, in which Ferrell is currently attached to star. Story revolves around an anti-social man whose life remarkably changes for the better thanks to his new best friend, a talking fly. Err, okay. So Ferrell will go from speaking to an invisible voice (Stranger Than Fiction) to conversing with a fly. And, somewhere in between, he'll be ice skating with Jon Heder (Blades of Glory). Not for nothing, but with the exception of Stranger Than Fiction (which looks awesome), I'm not too excited about his next couple films. Could Fly on the Wall be the beginning of the end for Will Ferrell?