Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
David Ayer May Send The Suicide Squad Into Battle
Fury director considering DC Entertainment film
Gary Whitta Hired To Write Mark Millar Adaptation
From Star Wars to Starlight
Pete's Dragon Finds Two Young Stars
Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence score the leads
Supergirl Headed To The Small Screen
US network CBS picks up a show from the pages of DC
Anthony Mackie Says Our Brand Is Crisis
Set to join Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton
Amber Heard Joins Magic Mike XXL
She's snagged a lead role
Nick Frost Heads To Doctor Who
For this year's Christmas episode
Max Borenstein On To Write Godzilla Sequel
He's back with the big beasts
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
04 August 2014
Will Ferrell Might Be Russ Meyer
In indie pic Russ & Roger Go Beyond
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Sex Tape (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Bernie (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Campaign (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Casa De Mi Padre (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Will Ferrell Playing Tag Brothers
With Jack Black

19 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

Will Ferrell, Jack Black

Some magazine articles, like, say the story of Argo, seem destined to become movies. That also held true for the Wall St Journal’s piece on a group of 40-year-olds who have continued their childhood game of tag long into adulthood. New Line bought up the rights to the idea and now Will Ferrell and Jack Black are attached to star in Tag Brothers.

The real-life concept involves a group of old school friends in Spokane, Washington who spend the month of February each year chasing each other across the country, into work places and even homes, to avoid being “it,” a condition that lasts for a year on the last person tagged during the game.

Ferrell and Black aren’t formally committed just yet – first they want to see how Mark Steilen’s screenplay turns out – but if they do sign on, it’ll mark their first major screen partnership since Black’s memorable one-scene cameo in Anchorman. And since this could be a Ferrell film with the word "brothers" in the title, someone get John C. Reilley on the phone stat. After all, we know those three can make beautiful music together.

Black can be seen on screen in Bernie (you can watch him talk about that below) and is providing vocals for Kung Fu Panda 3. Ferrell is at work on Anchorman: The Legend Continues, will show up briefly in The Internship and is one of the tonsil talents for The Lego Movie.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Emanuel & The Truth About Fishes Trailer
Maternal drama for Biel and Scodelario
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: The Streaming Services Will Be Major Studios
(Or how Hollywood will have to start worrying about Netflix)

The Empire Podcast #129: Liam Neeson Interview
Plus Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger and Jessica Brown Findlay drop by to talk The Riot Club

The Future Of Film: We'll Be Watching Films In Virtual Reality
Immerse cinema aims to become the must-have experience for the filmgoers of the future

The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)