Synopsis for Will Ferrell’s Spanish-Language Comedy
While not many comedic actors can get a Spanish-language film into theaters, Will Ferrell and his star power are arguably up to the task. The previously-titled Casa de mi padre, now just being referred to as “Untitled Spanish Comedy”, is planning to bring a movie subtitled entirely in Spanish to multiplexes, something I find kind of exciting. Joining him are Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, and has been described as being in the “overdramatic telenovella style”, something that seems like a great fit for its star.
The Matt Piedmont-directed movie didn’t have much attention around it during its production, but Collider (via /Film) has gotten a plot description from someone who reportedly saw it at a test screening, so one assumes we’ll be seeing it within the year. You can read it below:
This movie is currently called UNTITLED SPANISH COMEDY and stars Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries), DIEGO LUNA (The Terminal) and GENESIS RODRIGUEZ (TV’s Entourage & “Dona Barbara”) Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiance, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal)…
Personally I think it sounds like a great parody of the type of storytelling they’re aiming at, with many of the dramatic bases being covered. I’m curious about how this will turn out, considering that the factor of subtitles possibly scaring some audiences away might say a lot, even if we kind of knew it this whole time. Then again, if the heavily-subtitled Inglourious Basterds could do very well over its entire theatrical run, is it so crazy to think a comedy with Will Ferrell can do the same?
What do you think of this plot synopsis, and would you be curious to see the film?