Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Are BORDER GUARDS April 16, 2014 Adam McKay may direct… ‘Talladega Nights’ and ‘Step Brothers’ co-stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are set to reunite for the Sony Pictures comedy ‘Border Guards,’ says Deadline. Ferrell and Reilly are to play “two hapless but earnest friends who decide to give purpose to their lives by protecting America’s borders from illegal immigrants. In the process they find themselves accidentally stranded in Mexico without identification and must sneak back into the USA.” The screenplay was penned by Jesse Armstrong of (‘Peep Show,’ ‘In The Loop,’ ‘Fresh Meat’). Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Gary Sanchez Productions partner Kevin Messick will produce. McKay is believed to be eyeing the project as a potential directing vehicle.