Sportsbook.com Offers Odds on Ferrell's Film
On Friday August 4, comedy heavyweight Will Ferrell returns to the silver screen in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Sportsbook.com, the world's largest online sportsbook and casino, has posted odds on the film's opening weekend U.S. gross, setting the line at over/under $35.5 million. In Talladega Nights, Ferrell plays a top NASCAR driver, Ricky Bobby, who fights to maintain his number one ranking against an upstart newcomer to the racing circuit, Jean Girard. Girard is played by Sacha Baron Cohen, known by comedy buffs around the world as Ali G of HBO's Da Ali G Show. Talladega Nights also stars Michael Clarke Duncan, of The Green Mile, and John C. Reilly of Boogie Nights and The Perfect Storm. With the huge box office successes of Old School and Anchorman, Ferrell has become a bona fide star whose comedic prowess now rivals the likes of Jim Carrey and Mike Meyers. Since his big screen debut in 1997, Ferrell's films have grossed more than $1.2 billion in the U.S. and he was recently named one of the top 100 stars of the 2000's. Industry experts are anticipating another comedy blockbuster from Ferrell in Talladega Nights.
Sportsbook.com continues to offer bettors the exciting new option of wagering on the opening weekend gross of major film releases throughout the year along with exclusive industry background information to help bettors make their choice.
"Will Ferrell is Hollywood's new funny man which means this movie will be a huge draw for moviegoers." said Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director, Sportsbook.com. "Everybody bets and movie buffs love to wager on the fortunes of the season's next big film. It will be fun to see whether Ferrell can do it again."