Alec Baldwin - Baldwin To Play Wahlberg's Dad In Football Comedy
Alec Baldwin will play Mark Wahlberg's father in Will Ferrell's new movie about rival football fans.
Originally titled Turkey Bowl, the project will now be called Three Mississippi and will chronicle the exploits of two rival families who support opposing American football teams.
Producer Adam MCKay tells Entertainment Weekly, "Alec Baldwin is the patriarch of one of the families, and Wahlberg is his son. His family starts playing the other family that lives across the park from them.
"Over the years, Baldwin's family hasn't done too well - they own a cr**py little bar in town - while the other family, which Will's character eventually becomes the patriarch of, becomes really successful.
"The game gets nastier and nastier as the years go on, and Ferrell's family starts just destroying the other family. After a massive heart attack, Baldwin's character's dying wish is that his estranged son, Mark, take over the game and finally win one. So Wahlberg has to put this ramshackle, convict, gambling-addict family back together again and beat the richies.
"The whole spirit of it is that it's just a giant, fun ensemble comedy. We want to populate it with people we love."