Ferrell and Wahlberg Football Comedy Gets Director-Writer Team

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The Hollywood Reporter says that Sean Anders and John Morris are in negotiations to rewrite 3 Mississippi (AKA “Turkey Bowl”) for Warner Bros. Anders would direct.

According to the trade, the film “tells of the feud between two families over an annual Thanksgiving touch football game that has existed for 50 years.”

Ferrell and Wahlberg, who previously teamed up for hit The Other Guys, are attached to play the heads of the opposing households.

Warner Bros. is targeting a September start for the project. Ferrell is producing with his Gary Sanchez Productions partner Adam McKay and Chris Henchy.

Anders and Morris’s screenplay credits include Hot Tub Time Machine, She’s Out of My League and Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Anders also directed Sex Drive and the upcoming That’s My Boy.