Will Ferrell Leaves CAA for UTA

Will Ferrell will be following his agents Jason Heyman and Martin Lesak from CAA to UTA, sources tell Variety.

The two agents left CAA this morning to join UTA as partners along with three other agents, and it was expected that many of their clients would be following. Sources confirmed earlier on Tuesday that Chris Pratt would also be joining them at UTA.

The news comes following the recent success of Ferrell’s film with Kevin Hart, “Get Hard,” which made $34 million at the box office this past weekend.

Following the departure on Tuesday of the agents, CAA execs are said to be furious and are planning to pursue legal action against UTA and the defecting agents, with sources saying employment agreements were in place with all of the agents that left.

Ferrell remains managed by Mosaic.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news about Ferrell.

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