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Will Ferrell Shows His Dramatic Side in 'Stranger Than Fiction'

On the set of his latest movie, Will Ferrell did whatever the little voice in his head told him to do. Luckily, the words arrived in the classy voice of Emma Thompson .In "Stranger Than Fiction," Ferrell stars as Harold Crick, a lonely, obsessive-compulsive tax auditor who one day finds he can hear an unseen, omniscient narrator describing his life — and imminent death.Thompson co-stars as an author struggling to finish her novel about a social misfit taxman named Harold Crick, unaware he actually exists and that the dark fate she has in store for him will come true if she keeps writing.On the set, Ferrell was fitted with an earpiece so he could hear British actress Thompson's elegant recorded narration in his head, a voice that drives Harold to distraction."It was great to literally use this voice in my head to play off of and not to have to imagine it or have what's typically done, which is have a script supervisor off camera reading it," Ferrell, 39, told The Associated Press at the...

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