Will Ferrell to play Russ Meyer in ‘Russ and Roger Go Beyond’

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Will Ferrell to Play Sexploitation Director Russ Meyer in ‘Russ and Roger Go Beyond’ (1)

Will Ferrell is reportedly in talks to play porn producer Russ Meyer in the indie film “Russ and Roger Go Beyond.”

The movie will center on the collaboration between Meyer and Roger Ebert on the 1970 film “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,” which was directed by Meyer from from a script he co-wrote with Ebert. This particular film was one of the most notable x-rated film released by 20th Century Fox that scored huge ticket sales.

Meyer infamously directed sexploitation films such as “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” and “Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens” and He died at age 82 in 2004, while Ebert died in April 2013.

Producers are Mark Amin’s Sobini Films, David Permut through his Permut Presentations and Richard Waltzer.

Deadline.com confirms that Will Ferrell will be working with SNL and Simpsons scribe Christopher Cluess. The project will be produced by Mark Amin’s Sobini Films, Richard Waltzer and David Permut through his Permut Presentations.

Photos by: Adriana M. Barraza/Apega/WENN.com

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