Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to part ways as production team

The pair worked together on Anchorman, Step Brothers and Talladega Nights

Jack Shepherd
Monday 08 April 2019 08:18
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Longtime producing partners Adam McKay and Will Ferrell have split ways.

The duo have worked together on some of Hollywood’s most successful modern comedies – such as Anchorman, Step Brothers and Talladega Nights and co-founded the website Funny or Die.

Over a decade ago, they co-founded Gary Sanchez Productions, named after a fictional Paraguayan entrepreneur and financier.

“The last 13 years could not have been more enjoyable and satisfying for the two of us at Sanchez Productions,” Ferrell and McKay said in a joint statement.

“We give massive thanks to our incredible staff and executives and all the writers, directors and actors we worked with through the years.

“The two of us will always work together creatively and always be friends. And we recognise we are lucky as hell to end this venture as such.”

There are still a large number of projects yet to be released by McKay and Ferrell under the Sanchez banner, including the Jennifer Lopez-starring Hustlers and the Netflix comedy Eurovision (starring Ferrell). All projects will continue as planned and other producers expected to come on board to run Sanchez Productions in the future.

While Ferrell has continued working on comedy films, McKay has moved on to prestige awards films, having directed Best Picture Oscar nominees The Big Short and Vice. Tweeting about the split, he wrote: “Thank you to everyone who collaborated with us for 13 years. Proud of the stuff we got to work on and most of all, the amazing people we worked with. Also excited for new stuff to come.”

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