Stranger Than Fiction stars Emma Thompson as Kay Eiffel, a novelist, and Will Ferrell as Harold Crick, an IRS auditor who starts hearing a disembodied voice in his head, describing everything he does, "but with a better vocabulary". Somehow he discovers that he is a character in Eiffel's new novel... and that she plans to kill him off!
This could be good! Will Ferrell seems to be playing a normal guy, not a wacky anything-for-a-laugh character. This movie could be for him what "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" was for Jim Carrey.
Also in the cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah (let's hope her presence isn't a bad sign).