Will Ferrell: Robert Mora/Getty Images/NewsCom
Gary Susman
October 10, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

In keeping with the classic sitcom, we still think that Columbia Pictures should cast two actors to play Darrin Stevens in the big-screen remake of ”Bewitched.” Nonetheless, the studio has picked just one, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It’s Will Ferrell, who’ll bring his comic gifts to the old-school series about a fussy man married to a magical witch. Nicole Kidman is attached to the lead role of Samantha Stevens, with Nora Ephron (”You’ve Got Mail”) directing.

Ferrell just landed another role, in New Line’s comedy ”The Salesman,” Variety reports. He’ll play a stereo salesman who’s a compulsive liar. That may be good for business, but in his personal life, the falsehoods escalate to the point where he’s engaged to two women because he can’t bear to disappoint either one. Meanwhile, Ferrell fans can catch him on screen in November as an overgrown North Pole workshop denizen in ”Elf.”

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