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Will Ferrell excited about “Step Brothers 2” potential

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Movie audiences were recently treated treated to a new side of Will Ferrell when he took on the role of Spanish-speaking, cattle-herding rancher Armando Alvarez, the slow-witted but heroic protagonist of “Casa de mi Padre.”

And while this film featured yet another new, memorable character that Ferrell can add to his ridiculously long resume, that doesn’t mean he’s staying away from old favorites. When IFC spoke with Ferrell, we got a brief update on the status of “Step Brothers 2,” a sequel to 2008’s hilarious comedy about a pair of spoiled, 40-something adults who still live at home and are forced to cohabitate when their parents get married.

Starring Ferrell and John C. Reilly and directed by Adam McKay (“Anchorman”), “Step Brothers” was a modest success when it opened in theaters, but went on to become a big hit in the home-video market.

“I know Adam and I have been excited about — with John C. Reilly — potentially doing a sequel [to ‘Step Brothers’],” said Ferrell. “What’s funny is that the movie has sort of risen in its stature since it’s been out on DVD and pay-per-view.”

“So we like the thought of that,” he added.

Still, a sequel to “Step Brothers” will have to wait until Ferrell clears a few other upcoming films off his crowded schedule, including his next project, which has him starring alongside fellow funny guy Zach Galifianakis.

“This summer, a movie called ‘The Campaign’ will be coming out that I just finished with Zach Galifianakis,” explained Ferrell. “Jay Roach is directing it. It’s kind of our crazy take on modern-day politics and how insane the mudslinging has gotten.”

“Then I’m kind of waiting to see what’s going to be next,” he said.

“Casa de mi Padre” hits theaters March 16. Chime in below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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