EXCLUSIVE: Will Ferrell has hooked up to star in and produce a characteristic movie which Netflix will make based mostly on its documentary The Legend of Cocaine Island. Peter Steinfeld will write the script, and Ferrell will produce with Gloria Sanchez Manufacturing’ Jessica Elbaum, and David Permut (Hacksaw Ridge) via his Permut Shows. Theo Love, who helmed the docu will exec produce with Bryan Storkel.
In the documentary, a small-business proprietor and household man comes throughout the legend of a buried stash of cocaine value $2 million hidden within the Caribbean. Having been worn out throughout the Nice Recession, he hatches a plan to retrieve the buried loot, utilizing the abilities of a band of colourful misfits. However with out prior drug-running expertise, hassle ensues.
Netflix acquired the documentary after it premiered on the 2018 Tribeca Movie Competition. The documentary premiered on Netflix March 29, 2019.
Ferrell, who parted firm with longtime Gary Sanchez associate Adam McKay, simply accomplished for Netflix Eurovision, the David Dobkin-directed comedy based mostly on the precise international musical contest. He additionally stars with Julia Louis-Dreyfus within the Nat Faxon/Jim Rash-directed Downhill for Fox Searchlight.
Ferrell is repped by UTA and Mosaic; Permut is repped by legal professional John Tishbi. Steinfeld is with Mosaic and Licther Grossman.