Will Ferrell will be starring in a comedy about esports

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UPDATE: Dec. 6, 2016, 3 p.m. EST The article previously stated Ferrell’s role was unknown. Ferrell will star a member of a professional esports team.

Will Ferrell has lampooned the competitive worlds of car racing, figure skating, basketball and youth soccer, and now he’s set his sights on competitive gaming.

Ferrell is set to star in an upcoming esports comedy, Legendary Entertainment announced in an email release Tuesday. The film does not yet have a title or expected release date.

The esports comedy is being likened to Talladega Nights, a 2006 comedy film written by and starring Ferrell, who plays dysfunctional and successful NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby. Ferrell will be playing a member of a professional esports team in the upcoming esports film. Read more…

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