In an attempt to add yet another sport to his repertoire, Will Ferrell has officially signed on to star in Semi-Pro for New Line. You'll remember how we told you about this wayyy back in August when it was just a rumor at the time, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, things are now set in concrete -- Ferrell will strap on some sweet sneaks and play basketball.
Pic will mark Ferrell's fourth sports-related comedy, following Kicking and Screaming, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and the upcoming ice-skating flick Blades of Glory. While we originally thought this might be Ferrell and Adam McKay's third film in the duo's everyman trilogy (Anchorman, Talladega Nights), it doesn't appear that way as Scot Armstrong (who previously worked with Ferrell on Old School) has penned the script and, in a move that you don't see every day, New Line exec Kent Alterman will take on directorial duties. Pic will co-star Woody Harrelson (who was awesome in the basketball-related White Men Can't Jump) and revolve around the world of the American Basketball Association (ABA), a league that no longer exists in real life. Ferrell will play the owner-coach-player of a team who is desperate to make the big leagues.
Will Ferrell playing basketball? What do you think about that?