Will Ferrell is starring in a series of commercials for Old Milwaukee Beer — for free.
‘Business Insider’ reports Will Ferrell approached the Pabst Brewing Co. and asked if he could shoot a series of ads for the brand — at no charge as long as they aired locally. Of course, the company said yes.
The three low budget spots are now running on local TV in Davenport, Iowa but gaining traction online.
But what no one seems to know is why Ferrell wanted to do the ads or why he chose Davenport, Iowa when the beer is from Wisconsin.
This week on Noob Radio Richard and Christian discuss Bradley Cooper taking on the role of The Crow, why Black Dynamite will be the next big thing to hit television, as well as whether or not M. Night Shyamalan should be sent back to film school. All this and much more on this episode of Noob Radio…
Unlike most of his comedic peers, Will Ferrell has never seemed insistent on proving his dramatic bona fides — aside from the one-year span a while back where he put out the negligible Winter Passing and the dramedy Stranger Than Fiction, Ferrell’s basically stuck to broad farce. His turn in last fall’s TIFF entry Everything Must Go, then, felt like a respectable departure, casting Ferrell as an alcoholic who decides to set up shop on his front lawn and sell off all of his belongings. The trailer came out today in advance of the film’s May release, and though it might be different than most of Ferrell’s movies, it still checks off a lot of familiar boxes. Is Will Ferrell a middle-aged sadsack who’s getting fired from his crappy job after years of service? Yes, just like in Larry Crowne! Does he learn to see life differently thanks to a precocious African American boy who won’t leave his side? Yes, just like in happythankyoumoreplease! Is his reputation as a weird, freefalling loser somehow attractive to a gorgeous new love interest? Yes, just like … well, almost every movie nowadays (including, as it happens, Ferrell’s other comedies).
The first five minutes of the upcoming DreamWorks Animation movie starring Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill has debuted online…
Megamind and his life-long archenemy, Metro Man are aliens that were sent away from their respective home planets in time of crisis. Megamind, taking the role of super villain, continuously loses in battle to Metro Man. It seems that the pattern will never cease until Megamind apparently kills him with a solar-powered satellite during one of his many hostage plots. Now freed from his rival’s shadow, Megamind proceeds to take control of Metro City, and at first, enjoys his sinister freedom. But after a while, he becomes unhappy with having no real purpose in life anymore without an enemy, and decides to appease his depression by turning a lonely cameraman named Hal into Metro City’s next big superhero, the fiery headed Titan. Unfortunately, Titan decides to utilize his new power against humanity as revenge for the lifetime of rejection he has endured, forcing Megamind to do the inevitable: become the hero of the crisis. Aided by his childhood sidekick Minion, Megamind now sets out to stop Titan’s rampage of destruction.