Funnyman Will Ferrell is getting serious and we’re not talking about his upcoming stint as the new boss on NBC’s “The Office.” Ferrell will fill in for Steve Carell as the new leader of Dunder Mifflin as Michael Scott leaves the show.
Ferrell is back on the big screen to take another stab at his dramatic talents with “Everything Must Go,” based on Raymond Carver’s short story “Why Don’t You Dance.” Some of you might remember that the awesome star of “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy ” has gone this route before with 2006 movie “Stranger Than Fiction.”
When Ferrell has a bad day, which includes being fired and splitting with his wife, he finds solace in his material possessions which just so happen to be sprawled out across the lawn.
With nowhere to go he simply starts living on his lawn with all his possessions. That is until the law tells him he must move.
“Everything Must Go” tells the story of a career salesman whose days of being on top are long gone. The same day Nick gets fired, for falling off the wagon one last time, he returns home to discover his wife has left him, changed the locks on their suburban home and dumped all his possessions out on the front yard. Faced with his life imploding, Nick puts it all on the line – or more properly, on the lawn – reluctantly holding a yard sale that becomes a unique strategy for survival.