Casa de mi Padre Trailer: Will Ferrell’s Spanish-Language Comedy

A YouTube video surfaced today for what appears to be the trailer for a feature-length western/comedy in which Will Ferrell speaks only Spanish. Chase Whale, the blogger responsible for “finding” the trailer, claims he has no idea as to whether the trailer is official or not. He reports that he accidentally happened upon it on YouTube. The trailer is high-quality, seems to have final production elements completed, and it does not appear to be bootlegged. Where did it come from? No one is sure.

There have been rumblings of this film in the past on various podcast interviews with both Ferrell and Adam MacKay and an “Untitled Spanish Comedy” appears on Ferrell’s IMDb page, so it is safe to assume that this Gary Sanchez Production is more than a Funny Or Die skit — although, according to IMDb, the film is being directed by Funny Or Die alum Matt Piedmont. Casa de mi Padre, as the title appears in the trailer, includes a supporting cast of the oft-cast-together Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, both native Spanish speakers. Hit the jump for the trailer and a full synopsis.

According to IMDb:

“Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiancé, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).”

Based on the trailer alone, the film has my attention. If they actually commit to staying in Spanish through the entire film, this could be amazing. Even if they don’t, I’m always down for a Western. Set it in Mexico as an absurdist comedy–even better. Accidentally leaked, intentionally leaked, whatever. I’m in. What are your thoughts on the trailer and the promise of the film?

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  • http://www.film-ape.com Film Ape

    Laughed more watching the above trailer than I did during The Other Guys. Good to see Will Ferrell taking some risks.

  • http://twitter.com/rjdelight rjdelight

    The film is real. I remember reading when it was first announced that it’s being made because of a settlement in a lawsuit.

    http://movies.ign.com/articles/111/1110898p1.html

  • alechs

    the trailer looks really good. In the most recent Film Junk podcast the guys made a good point about accents in Your Highness and I wonder if Ferrell can pull it off without being belabored by technicalities. Ferrell works best with improvisation so this foreign dialogue seems a strange choice (maybe he knows Spanish?).

  • It’s real.

    It’s real, Marc Maron just interviewed Adam McKay on WTF Podcast and he mentioned this.

    Regards,
    Shabby

  • Fatbologna

    Looks like Ferrell’s first potential classic since Ron Burgundy. Really looking forward to this!

  • AaronT

    Looks awesome!

  • Juan

    im in.
    looks funny

  • Mi

    YES!

  • swarez

    Looks pretty unfunny.

  • Rachel

    Will Ferrell must speak Spanish. His accent is quite good. It looks well made and hilarious.

  • Gil

    I’m balls in.

  • Space Bandito

    El Bandito is definitely in.

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