Hey Will, Balls Up!

Universal Pictures has bought a soccer-themed pitch for a comedy that will topline Will Ferrell, says Variety. Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick (Space Jam, The Santa Clause) are penning the script. But next, Ferrell begins production this summer on the DreamWorks comedy Anchor Man: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, which he wrote with former Saturday Night Live head writer Adam McKay. McKay’s making his directing debut on that film.