“Everything” is written and directed by Dan Rush, based on the Raymond Carver short story. Script centers on a relapsed alcoholic — portrayed by Ferrell — who loses his job and his wife and decides to live on his front lawn while selling all of his belongings.
Hall will star as a newcomer to the neighborhood who forges a special bond with Ferrell’s character.
“Everything Must Go” is the feature directorial debut for Rush, who’s mostly worked in commercials. It’s also his first screenplay and landed on the Black List.
Ferrell came onboard to star last year.
Temple Hill produced “Dear John” and “Twilight” sequel “New Moon,” and is in post-production on the third “Twilight” pic, “Eclipse.”
Hall’s credits include “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Frost/Nixon” along with Warner Bros.’ upcoming crime drama “The Town” and Sony Classics’ dark comedy “Please Give.”