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Didn't think it was possible to love Will Ferrell any more? Well, prepare for the shock of your life. Ferrell has made himself even cooler, even more lovable, with the creation of his female-centered production company, Gloria Sanchez Productions. Jessica Elbaum, who has been working with Ferrell and Adam McKay on their other production company, Gary Sanchez Productions (no relation to Gloria, because both are fictitious monikers) will be heading up the endeavor. The idea is to work with up-and-coming female talent, as well as established actors and comedians, to develop new projects. Here are a few fantasy ideas we seriously want to see happen. Like, now.
In which Molly Shannon reprises her unforgettable role as Mary Katherine Gallagher, now the mother of a young teenage girl who wants to... study business? Oh, and Mary's daughter would have to be played by Hailee Steinfeld. She's so great in these dramas, but it's time for her to let loose and do something ridiculous.
The Yet Untitled Kristen Wiig & Will Ferrell Project
In which they pretty much do exactly what they did in their 2013 Golden Globes speech: make fun of Taylor Swift and say, repeatedly, "You get out of here!"
The Retta Variety Hour
Because it's 2014 and, therefore, officially time that Retta had her own variety hour. Seriously.
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Actor Will Ferrell is set to launch a new production company focused on female-driven content. In 2006, the Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy star formed Gary Sanchez Productions alongside actor/director Adam McKay and producer Chris Henchy and now the trio has decided to move forward with a TV and film production company, titled Gloria Sanchez Productions, which will focus on projects that appeal to women.
A statement from Ferrell and McKay, reads, "When (Gary Sanchez Productions executive) Jessica (Elbaum) came to us with this idea, we thought it was fantastic. She has worked with some of the great female voices in comedy and has proven herself as a gifted producer who has a keen eye for material."
Lizzy Caplan, who had a terrific recurring spot on the first season of True Blood, may be returning to HBO to star in a comedy series the network is developing with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company 'Gary Sanchez' (so named after a man Ferrell met at a car wash). The series would be adapted from writer Julie Klausner's memoir I Don't Care About Your Band, a comedic look at the world of dating in your 20s, which recounts her experiences from her first sexual awakenings through the motley cast of characters she slept with in her 20s. The project is being eyed as a starring vehicle for Caplan, who is recently unemployed after the cancellation of Starz' Party Down.
Owen Burke of Gary Sanchez brought the project to Jessica Elbaum, who executive produced Farrell's recent You're Welcome America HBO special. She has been developing the project with Caplan.
It's far too soon to say anything else about this project, but I hear Klausner's memoir is hilarious, and I love Lizzy Caplan in most anything. Plus Will Ferrell is involved! I give HBO and I Don't Care About Your Band my blessing.