Will Ferrell and Harper Steele in ‘Will & Harper.’
Courtesy of Sundance Institute
Will & Harper, the doc about friends Will Ferrell and Harper Steele, has landed at Netflix in a massive eight-figure deal.
The doc is about friends reconnecting after a major life event, and those friends just happen to be Ferrell and former Saturday Night Live head writer Steele. Following Steele coming out as a trans woman, the duo set out together for a cross-country trip, during which they talk in depth about their friendship and the experience of being trans in America.
Josh Greenbaum (Strays, Barb & Star Go to the Vista Del Mar) directs the doc that sees Ferrell and Steele travel from New York to Los Angeles, stopping in dive bars, Walmart parking lots, random roadside attractions and national parks along the way. During the trip, they talk to their famous friends, including Tina Fey, Will Forte, Kristen Wiig and Seth Meyers.
The Sundance premiere of the movie included multiple standing ovations. Read THR‘s review of the film, which says in part, “Will & Harper works because, at its core, the doc is a tribute to Ferrell and Steele’s evolving friendship. Two weeks on the road help the pair become reacquainted with one another, and their intimacy can be measured by the kinds of jokes they exchange.”
UTA Independent Film Group negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.