Will Ferrel is taking on Basketball in his latest flick “Semi-Pro”. We must admit any movie Ferrell stars in we’re automatically sold and this film can be the funniest to date. This past week the actor came out in Los Angeles for the “Semi-Pro” movie premiere in full costume. Can we expect less from the guy who created the hilarious roles of Ricky Bobby and Ron Burgundy?
The comedy is set in 1976 against the backdrop of the maverick ABA—a fast-paced, wild and crazy basketball league that rivaled the NBA and made a name for itself with innovations like the three-point shot and slam dunk contest.
Ferrell takes on the role of Jackie Moon, a one-hit wonder who used the profits from the success of his chart-topping song "Love Me Sexy" to achieve his dream of owning a basketball team.
But Moon’s franchise, the Flint Tropics from Flint, Michigan, are the worst team in the league and in danger of folding when the ABA announces its plans to merge with the NBA. If they want to survive, Jackie and the Tropics must now do the seemingly impossible—win.
The movie is directed by Kent Alterman and also stars André 3000, Will Arnett, Woody Harrelson, Maura Tierney, Andrew Daly, David Koechner, and Nick Brambila.
Make sure to check out Semi-Pro which hits theatres on February 29,2008.
In the meantime check out the movie trailer below.