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Ferrell in 'Stranger' comedy

July 20, 2004 at 2:36 PM

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Will Ferrell is in talks to star in the comedy "Stranger Than Fiction" for "Monster's Ball" director Marc Forster, Daily Variety said Tuesday.

Senator International is producing the project, which has not yet received a distribution deal with a major studio. Variety said Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. are among those in competition for the rights.

Ferrell would play an IRS auditor whose routine is disrupted by a voice that is narrating his life down to the last detail -- including the time and place of his death.

Ferrell, currently in theaters in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," will make "Bewitched" with Nicole Kidman later this year. He is also scheduled to shoot a Woody Allen picture and to star in a feature with Robert Duvall in 2005.

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