When Will Ferrell was at his absolute most popular, he was pumping out hit sports comedies such as Talladega Nights, Semi-Pro, and Blades of Glory. He’s gotten away from that for a while, but that’s about to change with a new golf comedy series in the vein of Happy Gilmore or the classic Caddyshack. Or Tin Cup? I always loved Tin Cup.
Deadline has the news on Ferrell’s golf comedy series, which is about a pro golfer who becomes the face of a controversial new rival to the PGA. If that sounds a bit familiar, it’s because inspiration was drawn from the LIV Golf League, which made champion pro golfer Greg Norman its CEO.
Interestingly, the project will see Ferrell partnering up with Rian Johnson as producers through their respective banners. Unfortunately, the Glass Onion and Poker Face creator won’t be writing or directing the series, but if it finds a home and is a hit, that could change. You also know that Ferrell, who hosts his own charity golf tournament, will stack the cast with pro golfer buddies in cameo roles.