Duo would be replacing Adam McKay.

THR is reporting that the director/writer team of Sean Anders and John Morris (‘Sex Drive,’ ‘Hot Tub Time Machine,’ ‘That’s My Boy’) are in negotiations to board the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg football comedy ‘Three Mississippi.’

Anders would direct the comedy which follows two neighbouring families as they do battle in an annual Thanksgiving game of front-lawn tackle football that’s grown increasingly nasty over the years.

The project was originally set up Ferrell and Wahlberg’s ‘The Other Guys’ helmer Adam McKay in the director’s chair, but he is busy prepping the ‘Anchorman’ sequel.