Will Ferrell Hits A Cheerleader In The Face With A Basketball

01/22/2015 04:10 am ET | Updated Jan 22, 2015

Will Ferrell hit a cheerleader in the face with a basketball and was then dragged out of the arena by security during Wednesday night's Pelicans-Lakers game.

But don't expect the actor to face any charges.

The incident was of course staged, part of a film shoot that took place during halftime at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

Ferrell's character was reportedly attempting a half-court shot with the cheerleaders lined up alongside him. Instead of aiming for the basket, he fired the ball directly into the face of one of the girls, according to Sports Illustrated.

The scene is for the upcoming film, "Daddy's Home," which also stars Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini and Hannibal Buress, according to IMDB.

"When a divorced guy's ex-wife re-marries someone way more uptight, he re-enters her life and wreaks havoc," the IMDB description reads.

Almost within minutes, photos and videos of the hit from multiple angles were circulating on social media.

There are clips on Vine:

...and Instagram:

Video of Will Ferrell's halfcourt shot just filmed for movie "Daddy's Home."

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Photos on Twitter:

And videos on Youtube:

It's safe to say that the scene probably won't come as much of a surprise by the time the film comes out, which is expected to be later this year.

NOLA.com reports that production is expected to take place at the arena over several days, and fans in attendance will be informed of the shoot.

Farrell and Wahlberg also starred together in "The Other Guys," a sendup of police buddy films.

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