Even though Talladega Nights and Step Brothers didn’t hit the heady heights of the wonderful Anchorman, a new comedy from the team of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay is always cause for celebration round these parts – which is why I am so delighted to hear that the duo have been pitching a new action comedy round town in Hollywood.

B Team will star Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as cops, with McKay directing from a script by Chris Henchy. And that’s all I know about it – and frankly, all we need to know. Ferrell and Wahlberg as cops? Quite possibly idiot cops, out of their depth and in over their heads? Sold. Bring it on.

Ferrell and McKay, of course, are a wonderful team, currently working together on their Broadway show about the most recent outgoing US President, entitled You’re Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush. It’s Wahlberg’s presence here that is most intriguing – normally best-known for po-faced fare like The Happening, Wahlberg can be a scream when he turns his hand to comedy, as anyone who saw I Heart Huckabees, Boogie Nights or, well, The Happening will know.

But can he hold his own against the improvisational powerhouse that is Ferrell? Time will tell, with a studio expected to commit to the package before the end of the week.

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