Watch Will Ferrell Pelt a Cheerleader With a Basketball — For New Movie
The actor and co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini were shooting their upcoming film, 'Daddy's Home,' at Wednesday night's Lakers-Pelicans game.
Fans attending Wednesday night's basketball game between the Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans got a glimpse of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in action, filming their upcoming movie together, Daddy's Home.
During a scene filmed at halftime, Ferrell's character hits one of the Pelicans cheerleaders in the face with a basketball and is then tackled by actors playing security guards and escorted off-court, according to photos, videos and Vines of the scene, which were taken during the game and are now floating around online.
In the below video that was posted on YouTube and seems to show almost the entire scene, Ferrell's seemingly drunk character is brought out to take a half-court shot, but he appears more interested in telling the announcer about his family problems. He ultimately takes the shot but drills one of the cheerleaders in the face with the ball before again attempting to sink the basket. Meanwhile, according to New Orleans' The Times-Picayune, Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini (who plays Ferrell's character's new wife) and a pair of actors playing their children acted mortified from their courtside seats.
Check out a Vine of the incident from Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.
Bleacher Report senior writer Kevin Ding also posted a video of the scene being filmed, from another angle, on Instagram.
Daddy's Home, which marks an onscreen reunion for The Other Guys co-stars Ferrell and Wahlberg, has been filming in New Orleans since November and is expected to continue shooting in the area through Feb. 3, reports The Times-Picayune. Hannibal Buress also stars in the Paramount-Red Granite Pictures film, which is being directed by Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses 2) and John Morris, who wrote We're the Millers and Dumb and Dumber To and is making his feature directorial debut.
In the movie, Ferrell plays a mild-mannered easy-listening-radio executive looking to become a great stepdad to his new wife's two children, but that gets complicated when their real father, played by Wahlberg, returns to the scene.