Back in April the trailer for Spanish language comedy Casa De Mi Padre promised us a whole cavalcade of Español inflected film fun including more Pasión, Aventura, Parcela, Traición, Sexo, Peligro, Romance, Pistolas, Cigarrillos, Efectos Especiales, Relajeses and Will Ferrell-o than one would wish to shake a Palo at. It all looked very stylish and fun in that take it or leave it Anchorman sort of way.

The new poster released ahead of its March 16th release date continues the style consciousness with Ferrell looking resplendently heroic in several shades of beige:

Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiancé, Sonia (Génesis Rodríguez). It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael García Bernal).

Whether or not you think he’s God’s gift to the comedic arena of 70’s parody Ferrell does know his audience and this looks to be more of the same. And while I’m not the biggest fan of Ferrell’s self produced ventures there’s something about him and his projects that always shows a glimmer of promise. From the atmosphere laden trailer it’s hard to say which way Casa De Mi Padre is going to go. It looks to be relying extremely heavily on the Spanish theme and whether the Spanish schtick will work or make me want to schtick pins in my eyes is yet to be seen.

Source: IMP Awards.