Former “Daily Show” senior correspondent Rob Corddry is joining the cast of New Line Cinema’s Semi-Pro, says The Hollywood Reporter. DeRay Davis will also star in the Will Ferrell sports comedy being directed by Kent Alterman.
Written by Scot Armstrong, the story is set in the world of the American Basketball Association and follows Jackie Moon (Ferrell), the owner-coach-player of the fictional Flint Michigan Tropics. Moon must lead his team on a desperate attempt to make it to the big leagues.
Will Arnett, Woody Harrelson and Andre Benjamin have already signed up.
Corddry will play Harrelson’s nemesis, the man who is dating his ex-girlfriend. Davis is a player who showboats on court, getting many fouls.
Shooting is scheduled to start this month in Los Angeles.