Sony Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch from Mosaic as a starring vehicle for Will Ferrell. The project is based on an idea internally developed at Mosaic, which centers on the highly-competitive world of a Shakespearean theater company. No details were given for Will Ferrell's character at this time.
David Guion and Michael Handelman are currently writing the screenplay. Michael De Luca and Jonathan Kadin are overseeing the project for Sony Pictures. It isn't known when production may begin on the untitled comedy.
Sony Pictures and Will Ferrell have had a successful partnership in the past, with hits such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers and The Other Guys. The studio recently acquired a buddy comedy pitch entitled Border Guards, which has Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly attached to star. The actor will next be seen in Get Hard alongside Kevin Hart.
David Guion and Michael Handelman's other screenplay credits include Dinner for Schmucks and The Ex. Their upcoming action-adventure sequel Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb hits theaters on December 19.