With a title like "Casa de Mi Padre" you might be expecting the latest from Pedro Almodovar at the movie theater this weekend. After all, Spanish language releases are few and far between without a big name behind it, right? Right.
Enter Will Ferrell. Maybe you've seen the ads for "Casa" and wondered if you were watching a trailer spoof of a telenovela crossed with a spaghetti western? Well you're sort of right, except "Casa de Mi Padre" is less a spoof than a demented extrapolation and it ain’t just a trailer. It's a feature film and here are five reasons to see it.
» Will Ferrell does NOT speak Spanish: Well, he does in the movie, but not in real life, and that's the point, the astounding point. Ferrell portrays Armando Alvarez, the black sheep of a Mexican family portrayed by Spanish speaking actors (as one would do). Ferrell learned his lines phonetically and flawlessly (if I'm to trust those who are fluent). Talk about degree of difficulty for an actor! This is remarkable Daniel Day Lewis/act with one foot territory. I'm serious. What Ferrell does here is audacious and awesome. Imagine one of the world's greatest improv comics being robbed of that very skill and still be hilarious.
This year marks the big acting comeback for Arnold Schwarzenegger. He'll have a role in the upcoming sequel "The Expendables 2," but he's also been busy filming projects like "The Last Stand" and "The Tomb." They' all can be classified as typical "Arnold" movies, so it's safe to say that fans of the Austrian actor are pretty stoked to see him returning to films in such a big way.
But no one -- and I mean no one -- is more excited about his return to the big screen than his "Last Stand" costar Genesis Rodriguez. MTV News caught up with her while she was promoting her new movie "Casa de Mi Padre," and asked her to talk a bit about her involvement with Schwarzenegger in the movie. She wouldn't give away anything from the plot, but her excitement for the project was a bit contagious.
Olivia Wilde might not be the next Lara Croft, but she (and Steve Buscemi) might be the next stars to join forces with Steve Carell for "Burt Wonderstone."
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the duo are in talks to join the project as Carell's love interest and longtime partner who quits their Las Vegas magician act, respectively. Jim Carrey and James Gandolfini are also in negotiations to come on board. "Burt Wonderstone" is scheduled to begin filming in January.
Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!