We not only have two new posters for Will Ferrell’s Spanish-language comedy Casa de mi Padre, but we have the full length theatrical trailer. Last month was just a tease, this is the real deal. (Or as Armando might say, el trato verdadero.)
Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiancé, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal)
Also starring Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, 21 Jump Street) and Neveldine/Taylor staple Efren Ramirez, Casa de mi Padre appears to be a parody of Mexican soap operas mashed Latin novellas. It was written by Andrew Steele, who has spent many years writing for Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show and Funny or Die, but also has The Ladies Man on his resume so who knows. This could be hilarious or it could be painful. Director Matt Piedmont’s biggest achievement is Funny or Die.Casa de mi Padre will be released on March 16. Somehow I find it doubtful that a public who wouldn't go see a Swedish murder mystery or even a vampire flick until they were remade in English, will go out of their way to watch a comedy in Spanish. Just a hunch.