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40th Deauville American Film Festival to Fete ‘King of Comedy’ Will Ferrell

The 40th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival, which runs Sept. 5-14, is to honor Will Ferrell with an homage, festival director Bruno Barde has revealed.

Ferrell’s recent credits include Warner Bros. animated film “The Lego Movie,” which has gone on to earn more than $441 million in box office worldwide, and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” which has earned over $172 million worldwide.

Ferrell is in production on comedy “Get Hard,” directed by Etan Cohen, the story of a wealthy investment bank manager who is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he did not commit. The film is set to release in theaters March 27, 2015.

Barde said: “In an age when the mirror held up by filmmakers reflects a world that is often troubling, the festival is thrilled to welcome, for its 40th edition, the man who can claim to be ‘the king of American comedy,’ Will Ferrell. Zany, caustic, satirical, off-the-wall and over-the-top; he is all that and more — a pure delight for the audience.”

The fest also has tributes planned for thesp Jessica Chastain, director-writer John McTiernan and helmer James Cameron, who receives the 40th Anniversary Award. Filmmaker Costa-Gavras will be president of the jury.

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