Will Ferrell is set to star in an upcoming eSports comedy feature from Legendary Pictures, Mosaic and Gary Sanchez Productions.
eSports is competitive gaming that has become one of the most popular spectator sports worldwide earning hundreds of millions in revenue and drawing more viewers than the likes of the World Series or NBA Finals.
Ferrell will star as a member of a professional eSports team, and an anomaly in a sport where players usually retire in their 20s due to slowing hand-eye coordination.
Michael Kvamme & Jordan Dunn will pen the script while two leading eSports teams – Evil Geniuses and Fnatic – are in discussions to have a presence in the film. Mosaic, Gary Sanchez, Patrick Connelly and John Beach are producing.
Source: Legendary Pictures