HOLLYWOOD – In what looks to be one of the strangest career moves in recent years, Jack Black and Will Ferrell are both to move away from darker dramatic roles and try their hands at ‘comedy’.
Jack Black and Will Ferrell have for years created robust CVs of serious and often controversial and challenging dramatic material. In Nacho Libre for instance, Jack Black shone light on the poor and disenfranchised of Mexico and how many are pushed to extremes in order to realise their dreams. Likewise, Will Ferrell in Anchorman produced a film that was described in The New York Times as ‘like Network but without the jokes’.
The move will come as a surprise for their fan who yesterday spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec:
I love Jack Black in Bernie. The darkness in his character was one of the deepest things I’ve seen in years. A performance up there with Robert Mitchum in night of the Hunter. And Will Ferrell has always been a keystone of serious dramatic acting, be it the struggling accountant in Stranger than Fiction, or the real life portrait of President George W. Bush in Oliver Stone’s under-rated biopic W. But now to see him what? Gooning about with Jack Black for laughs? I’m not sure it’ll work.
Ferrell and Black however were both keen to stress that the new film was an experiment and they would soon be back to their more familiarly serious roles.
Jack Black told tthe Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
There’s always a danger doing something entirely new and out there. We’ve never done comedy before. We don’t even really know how it works. There’s a chance that people will just laugh at us and if they do, if they don’t get it, then I think both Will and I will return to our day jobs of not making people laugh.
Tag will be released in 2017.