Will Ferrell has made a name for himself playing outrageously over-the-top characters like Ron Burgundy and Ricky Bobby, but every now and then he reminds us that he's got a flair for more serious characters as well. Such is the case in the upcoming indie comedy Everything Must Go, where Ferrell plays a guy named Nick who hits rock bottom after he's fired (by none other than It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Glen Howerton) and his wife leaves him. To purge himself of reminders of what once was, Nick decides to sell all of his belongings in a yard sale — and manages to make a young friend in the process.
The story of a man who hits rock bottom and tries to rebuild his life with a new outlook has definitely been done before, but it's a treat to see Ferrell taking a break from his usual routine. The trailer is peppered with bits of dry humor and heart, with a cast that includes Rebecca Hall, Laura Dern, and Stephen Root. Have a look after the jump.