In what is shaping up to to be maybe the funniest comedy of 2012, the poster for Will Ferrell's new Spanish-language comedy "Casa De Mi Padre" has finally be unveiled.
The poster art gets the cartoon treatment as a grizzled looking Will Ferrell wears a cowboy hat with the tagline, "Will Ferrell is Armando Alvarez."
Judging from the trailer alone, this film is a slapsticky homage to classic westerns and telenovelas in this Spanish language. It's an action-comedy and a farce and a Will Ferrell movie all rolled into one.
The movie tells the story of Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) who has worked on his dad's ranch in Mexico his role life until the ranch comes into financial difficulties and his younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) comes to save the ranch. However, Armando falls in love with Raul's fiance Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez) and Raul is revealed to have made some shady business dealings. Now the gang finds themselves in an all-out war with Mexico's feared drug lord, Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).
The film is being distributed by Pantelion Films, the first major Latino-Hollywood studio. The flick's director is Matt Piedmont who wrote for Saturday Night Live during Will Ferrell's years and is also a writer/director for "Funny or Die Presents..." This is Piedmont's first feature film directorial debut.
The film is already being described by many bloggers as "Will Ferrell's Epic Spanish Masterpiece."
Will Ferrell tells Movieweb.com that people shouldn't shy away from the film just because the audience has to read subtitles. Don't be so lazy, or learn to speak Spanish, either way, this movie looks hysterical. "[It's a] Spanish language movie with english subtitles. It's a different kind of animal, that people get afraid of, but they shouldn't. It's pretty unique and hilarious, it's a suprising movie, especially to see me in it," says Ferrell.
The film has an amazing cast: Will Ferrel, Diego Luno and Gael Garcia Bernal all in the same movie?
"It was quite good to get the cast that we got," says Ferrell.
When the movieweb interviewer asked how it was for Ferrell to speak in Spanish for the whole film, Ferrell said it was "No Problema" before correcting himself and saying, "No Problemo."
The film hits theaters March 16th, 2012 and the original song of the same name written for the film is performed by Christina Aguilera.