Will Ferrell could do with a hit, and having had success with sports comedies in the past, he’s hoping that 3 Mississippi will rack up some decent box office numbers. Now the project has found a director, who is also part of a writing team who’ll come in and take a new look at the script.
THR reports that Sean Anders and John Morris have been brought in to rework the screenplay, which has already gone through at least one draft. It’s Anders, who helmed Sex Drive, who will be taking on the directing reins.
3 Mississippi was previously known as Turkey Bowl, and is about guys from football-obsessed towns who lead rival teams in an annual tackle football game, in order to get bragging and trash-talking rights. Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are set to reunite (following The Other Guys) as the team leaders, with the hope that shooting can begin this September.