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Michael Winterbottom takes a break from Russell Brand to direct Will Ferrell

Michael Winterbottom takes a break from Russell Brand to direct Will Ferrell

It looks like Michael Winterbottom is taking a break from directing Russell 'Parklife' Brand documentaries for the time being.

Now that The Emperor's New Clothes is done with, he's attached to helm Will Ferrell's upcoming indie drama Russ & Roger Go Beyond.

The film follows the relationship between film critic Roger Ebert and soft-core filmmaker Russ Meyer, who created Beyond the Valley of the Dolls together in 1970.

As The Hollywood Reporter reveals, Winterbottom will direct Will Ferrell in the movie, with the Anchorman star due to play Meyer.

It was revealed earlier in the year that Josh Gad is in line to play Roger Ebert in the upcoming drama.

The script was written by Chris Cluess, while David Permut, Cami Winikoff, Mark Amin and Tyler Boehm are set to produce the film.

Winterbottom recently spoke about directing Cara Delevingne in his movie The Face of an Angel, and claimed she's

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