Will Arnett Joins Ferrell’s Semi-Pro

Will Arnett (TV’s “Arrested Development”) has joined the cast of the Will Ferrell comedy “Semi-Pro” being set up at New Line.

The pair, along with Woody Harrelson and Andre Benjamin, is set in the waning days of the American Basketball Assocation.

Ferrell plays Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the fictional Flint Michigan Tropics. Moon must lead his team on a desperate attempt to make it to the big leagues.

Arnett plays the hard drinking sports commentator Lou Redwood. The pair worked together on the soon to be released “Blades of Glory”.

Kent Alterman is making his directorial debut on the pic written by Scot Armstrong. Production is set to begin next month in Los Angeles