December 6, 2016


Will Ferrell to Star as a Gamer in Upcoming eSports Comedy Film

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Pablo Cuadra/FilmMagic

As a major indication to how huge eSports are getting, Will Ferrell will soon star as a gamer in an upcoming movie.

The currently untitled comedy will enter the world of eSports—a world where players as young as 15 can earn millions through sponsorship and play in arenas like Madison Square Garden. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Anchorman star will play a "middle-aged gamer with exceptional hand-eye anomaly among his younger teammates."

THR adds that Michael Kvamme and Jordan Dunn, who wrote the script for Spongebob Squarepants 3, are writing the comedy. Also, two of the biggest esports teams, Evil Geniuses and Fnatic, are in talks to appear in the film.