Unbeknownst to some New Orleans Pelicans fans, Will Ferrell was in attendance Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center to film a scene for his new movie, “Daddy’s Home”.
For the scene being filmed, Ferrell set up for a half court shot and instead opted to peg a cheerleader in the head with a basketball. Ferrell’s character was then whisked away by “security” as the Pelicans dancers surrounded their fallen teammate. Little was known about the event and many New Orleans fans didn’t know it was staged, adding to the shock-value humor.
Here are some images and videos of the event courtesy of Huffington Post:
First the Vine.
Then the Twitter photos.
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) January 22, 2015
— Michael DeMocker (@MichaelDeMocker) January 22, 2015
And finally the Youtube video.
“Daddy’s Home” will star Ferrell alongside Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, and Hannibal Buress.