Ferrell isn’t the only big name making his way to Louisiana. Jay Roach, of “Austin Powers” and “Meet the Parents”, will also be directing this film. Ferrell is also recruiting some of his SNL buddies to co-star in this flick. Jason Sudeikis and Zach Galifianakis have been cast in the 2012 film playing opposite Will Ferrell. Galifianakis is best known for his hilarious performance in “The Hangover” in 2009 which landed him the MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance. Sudeikis on the other hand, has been dedicating his talents to Saturday Night Live, where he notably has portrayed vice-president Joe Biden. A role that is sure to help him with the humorous theme of “Dog Fight”.
So what happens when you combine one stellar director, with two hilarious writers, three SNL Alum, and one great city of New Orleans? Pure comedy! The movie is scheduled to film through February, and is set to hit theatres in August of 2012. Casting directors are currently recruiting locals for movie extras in New Orleans and on the West Bank. Those interested in becoming extras should fill-out this form through the casting website.