Will Ferrell’s production company is called “Gary Sanchez” and he once
This movie is currently called UNTITLED SPANISH COMEDY [great title, thanks for mentioning it!] and stars Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries), DIEGO LUNA (The Terminal) and GENESIS RODRIGUEZ (TV’s Entourage & “Dona Barbara”). [pictured]
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 Raúl (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiance, 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)… [Collider]
Will Ferrell is such a brilliant comedic actor that he can make funny out of nothing, with the downside being that he often tries. All he really needs is a hook, and the conceit of the Spanish melodrama sounds like it could be a really good one (slapping! cleavage! bad mustaches! Danny Trejo!). Then again, I could be biased, as my high school was 75% hispanic, and I find injecting Mexican-Spanish slang into any joke makes it at least 45% funnier. It’s basically the Boston accent of languages.
“No te gustan los ‘Sawx’, guey? Estas maricón?”