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Film News Roundup: Will Ferrell Sports Comedy Attracts Richie Keen to Direct

Film News Roundup: Will Ferrell Sports Comedy Attracts Richie Keen to Direct

In today’s film news roundup, Will Ferrell’s sports comedy hires a director, Leonard Maltin launches a film festival and Spike Lee’s “Son of the South” fills out its cast.

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Fist Fight” director Richie Keen has signed direct a previously announced eSports comedy at Legendary Pictures that has Will Ferrell attached to star.

Keen has directed segments of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The Goldbergs” and the Kathy Bates Netflix series “Disjointed.” He will direct from a script by Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme with Ferrell starring as a member of a professional eSports team, competing in a sport where players usually retire in their 20s due to slowing hand-eye coordination.

He most recently starred with John C. Reilly in “Holmes & Watson.” The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

Film Festival

Film critic Leonard Maltin is launching a three-day Maltinfest on May 10-

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