Will Ferrell is going to be an eSports star in upcoming comedy

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Comedian Will Ferrell is never far from the world of sports in real life or in the movies and now he has another sports-themed movie in the works centered on eSports. Variety reported the as-yet-untitled movie is in the works.

Per Variety:

Ferrell will star as a member of a professional eSports team. In the film he is an anomaly in a sport where players usually retire in their 20s due to slowing hand-eye coordination. Evil Geniuses and Fnatic, two of the premiere real-life eSports teams in the world, are in discussions to have a presence in the film.

Previous sports-centric Ferrell comedies include the NASCAR spoof “Talladega Nights” and “Blades of Glory,” in which he played self-absorbed figure skater Chazz Michael Michaels.

I guess technically the classic “Old School” might have been sports-themed too given Ferrell's role as an accident-prone mascot and that fantastic floor routine.