Hollywood funnyman Will Ferrell shocked fans at a basketball game in New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday night (21Jan15) when he was carried out of the arena by security guards as part of a stunt for a movie.

The actor filmed a scene for new comedy Daddy's Home during a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center in the Big Easy.

Ferrell walked on to the court in character at half-time to attempt a half-court shot, but he missed and smacked one of the cheerleaders in the face with the ball. The actor was then wrestled to the ground and carried out of the stadium by a team of security guards.

Footage posted online shows Ferrell filming the scene, and at the end of the shoot, the announcer thanks the crowd for their "participation" and their "patience".