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Will Ferrell and Jack Black Will Play 'Tag'

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Hey, at least they're getting their exercise.

Will Ferrell and Jack Black will soon let the games begin as they're attached to star in "Tag," a comedy pitch that New Line recently picked up, according to The Wrap.

"Tag" is based on a Wall Street Journal article called "Tag Brothers" that followed ten classmates from a Spokane, Washington prep school who, now all in their 40s, play an elaborate game of tag for one month of the year.

A one-month-long game of tag played by a bunch of middle-aged dudes? We feel sorry for the guy who's "It."

Ferrell and Black's confirmed involvement depends on scheduling and the script, which is set to be written by Mark Steilen, who served as the second unit director on the Farrelly Brothers' "Hall Pass" and "The Three Stooges." If the project comes to pass (and we hope it does), "Tag" would mark the duo's first team-up since "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004), in which Black had a cameo.

No doubt this will be the most amusing game of tag in the history of the, uh, sport with these two involved. Until then, Will Ferrell, who was recently honored for his Comedic Genius at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, will next be seen making a cameo in "The Internship," opening June 7, and Jack Black is in pre-production on "Kung Fu Panda 3."

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