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Will Ferrell Eying Russ Meyer Role in 'Russ and Roger Go Beyond'

August 2, 2014 (3:40 pm) GMT
The 'Go Beyond' movie is expected to depict the making of 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls' and the struggle with ratings board.
Will Ferrell Eying Russ Meyer Role in 'Russ and Roger Go Beyond'

"Russ & Roger Go Beyond" reportedly piques 's interest. According to Deadline, the comedian is circling the role of Russ Meyer, while a number of actors are courting to play Roger Ebert in the film. On top of that, Edgar Wright who just dropped out of Marvel's "" is reportedly "intrigued" by the project.

"Go Beyond" will center on the provocative director Meyer and the movie critic Ebert. They worked together in 1970's "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls", which became Ebert's one and only screenwriting credit. The upcoming movie will focus on the making of the "Valley of the Dolls" and the controversy surrounding the film's X rating.

Ferrell last played lead role in "", voiced President Business in "", and produced "". He will next star in "" and "". Meanwhile, Wright is linked to "" and "" post the "Ant-Man" departure.

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