Will Ferrell, speaking only Spanish, in telenovela spoof 'Casa de mi Padre': Watch the trailer
SNL heavyweight, The Office tenderfoot and Frat Pack president Will Ferrell has certainly demonstrated versatility throughout his career — he’s tapping back into his serious side in the upcoming dramedy, Everything Must Go — but never has he checked his native language at the door for an entire film.
In Casa de mi Padre (i.e. House of My Father), Ferrell is Armando Alvarez, a Mexican rancher who’s been stuck working for his dad all his life. When the ranch runs into financial woes, Armando’s younger, richer brother, Raul (Diego Luna) appears to help out, but Armando falling for Raul’s fiancée (telenovela star Génesis Rodríguez) delays any planned beneficence. Things get even wackier when Raul’s associate, drug overlord Onza (Gael García Bernal), gets involved as the villain. Ferrell’s Funny or Die friend and former SNL writer, Matt Piedmont, directs. No release date has been set. Check out the trailer below: