Will Ferrell turned down ‘Elf’ sequel and a $29 Million payday
“I would have had to promote the movie from an honest place, which would’ve been, like, ‘Oh no, it’s not good. I just couldn’t turn down that much money,'” Ferrell informed THR. “And I thought, ‘Can I actually say those words? I don’t think I can, so I guess I can’t do the movie.'”
“Elf” follows Ferrell’s Pal the Fairy as he leaves the North Pole and tries to discover his biological daddy in New york city City. The motion picture, directed by Jon Favreau, has actually ended up being a vacation classic.
Ferrell stated long ago he would refrain from doing a follow up. In 2013, he appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” where he described why. “It would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back into the Elf tights,” he stated.
However Ferrell is associated with another vacation movie. He will appear in “Spirited,” a motion picture musical adjustment of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” together with Ryan Reynolds and Octavia Spencer.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.