Cannes: Will Ferrell, Catherine Keener and Michael Cera Board ‘Captain Dad’

Will Ferrell is in negotiations to star alongside Catherine Keener and Michael Cera in “Captain Dad,” from Chilean writer-director Sebastian Silva.

The family thriller, which is produced by Archer Gray’s Anne Carey and Archer Gray, is being shopped by Protagonist Pictures to foreign buyers at the Cannes market this week. Christine Vachon will exec produce through her banner Killer Films. UTA will handle domestic rights for the pic.

Story sees Rich Peelman (Ferrell) take his wife (Keener) on a trip through the Caribbean on a sail boat for her birthday with all six of their kids and partners in tow. When things don’t go according to plan and Rich’s subpar sailing abilities and clashes of attitude with the rest of the family are brought into question, the trip soon becomes a less-than-idyllic one.

Silva broke into the international circuit when his breakout film “The Maid” won the world dramatic competition at Sundance in 2009, two years before his follow-up film “Old Cats” screened out of competition at the fest.

Silva is repped by UTA and attorney Iddo Arrad. Ferrell is repped by UTA, Mosaic and attorneys Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Madelbaum Morris & Klein. Keener is repped by Gersh. Cera is repped by Thruline, ICM Partners and attorney Jamie Feldman. Captain Dad will be his third collaboration with Silva after “Magic Magic” and “The Crystal Fairy.”

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