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Will Ferrell to star in Tom's Dad for Lasse Hallstrom

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Story by Jack Foley

WILL Ferrell is to star in the new comedy Tom’s Dad from Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallström.

Set in 1960s Nevada, Arthur (Ferrell) is a struggling nightclub performer hoping to make it big with his stage act involving circus animals.

He is forced to reconnect with his estranged 12-year old son, Tom, when his ex-wife departs on a three week trip, leaving the pair to rekindle their father-son relationship.

Martin Casella (One Night Stand) wrote the original screenplay with revisions by co-producer Keith Clarke (The Way Back, upcoming Ben Hur).

Joni Levin, another of the film’s producers, commented: “When great talent like Will Ferrell and Lasse Hallström connect so personally to great material, you have to believe the movie Gods are on your side.

Nadine de Barros, co-founder of Fortitude International, added: “Will Ferrell is one of the most in demand actors working today who drives audiences to theatres given his likeable and charismatic persona.

“Combined with the sensibility and artistry of director Lasse Hallström, Tom’s Dad promises to be both entertaining and delightfully heartfelt.”

Principal photography on the feature film is slated to begin early next year, with further casting underway.

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