Emilio Diez Barroso and Darlene Caamano of NALA Films announced that they are teaming up with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick and Jessica Elbaum of Gary Sanchez Productions to produce the Spanish-language comedy, Casa De Mi Padre (House of My Father), starring Will Ferrell. NALA Films is fully financing the project which is set to start shooting this September in California.
Will Ferrell's participation in the project is not entirely based on his connection with the material. Rather, he was embroiled in a pending lawsuit against Gary Sanchez. Ferrell's participation is part of a closed-door settlement between both parties. Further details were not disclosed.
According to producer Darlene Caamano, "NALA can't comment regarding the circumstances surrounding why Will is attached to the project. We are just thrilled he is on board and are moving full steam ahead since we have one month to teach him Spanish."