Will Ferrell has announced his next movie role and first piece of work since he left his day job at Saturday Night Live earlier this season. Ain't It Cool News reports that Ferrell will star in the romantic comedy Action Newsman for Regency Enterprises. The film is set in the '70s, and focuses on a TV anchorman with raging hormones, perfect hair and big ego. Fellow SNL alum Adam McKay co-wrote the feature with Ferrell, and has been given the green light to direct his first film. McKay, who climbed through the Second City and Improv Olympic ranks in Chicago during the '90s, was head writer for SNL and also created short films for a couple of seasons.
Source: Jason Anfinsen