Will Ferrell's Next Role? President George W. Bush

Will Ferrell says audiences should expect the unexpected from his upcoming one-man Broadway show and HBO special about President George W. Bush.

Ferrell, known for his Bush impersonation on "Saturday Night Live," said Friday there's nothing derivative about the production. He says it will surprise people with its twists and turns and what it has to say about Bush.

Executive producer Adam McKay says the show aims to be funny but
also hold the Bush administration's feet to the fire.

McKay and Ferrell spoke to the Television Critics meeting in the Los Angeles area by satellite from New York.

"Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush" is set to begin previews Jan. 20 and open Feb. 5. It will air live on HBO March 14.

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  • by Great!! on Jan 13, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    It will be the role of his life. Bush is a big JOKE anyway....should be easy.
  • by Laura Location: Florida on Jan 11, 2009 at 10:14 AM
    I can't wait to see it. I loved the one on "Saturdays night live" I think ferrell is a genius. I hope he is fair with the President.
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Jan 10, 2009 at 05:23 PM
    Another comedian's career going down the tubes. I will not be going to see this one.

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