After his next collaboration with Adam McKay on The Other Guys, which is currently shooting, Will Ferrell has signed on for a low-budget indie comedy called Everything Must Go. Based on a short story by Raymond Carver, the project represents the directorial debut of commercial director Dan Rush. The script was recently featured on the Black List, a list of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays. Variety gives a quick description of the film:
"Ferrell will play a guy who loses his job and gets locked out of the house by his wife. She deposits his belongings on the front lawn, and he spends the next four days trying to sell his possessions."
I'm glad to see Will Ferrell attempting to branch out, mixing his mainstream films with something like this. Audiences have seen him do the dramedy thing before with Stranger Than Fiction, and hopfully this film will push him even further down that road. Some people may laugh, but I think Ferrell has a great performance in him. Whether or not this film brings it out remains to be seen. Regardless, though, I'll be pulling for him.