Will Ferrell Working On New Sports Comedy

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 3:05 pm
By: News On 6

FLINT, Mich. (AP) _ Shooting for a new Will Ferrell sports comedy begins in Michigan later this month.

Crews plan location shots this spring for ``Semi-Pro,'' a comedy that stars Ferrell as player, coach and owner of a Flint-based team in the 1970s American Basketball Association who is trying to get into the NBA. The crew has been shooting in Los Angeles since mid-February and plans to move to Michigan for the last week of April and first week of May.

The filmmakers are looking to hire 500 extras for the shoot, said Wendy Washbrook, extras casting director for the Michigan locations. ``Just normal people who want to come and work with us and dress in 1970s costumes, or wear a wig and sideburns.''

Ferrell's ``Blades of Glory'' opened at No. 1 at the box office last weekend.