Will Ferrell hit a cheerleader in the face with a basketball at POINT BLANK range during Wednesday night's NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans.

But not to worry because it was for his new movie "Daddy's Home."

In the movie, Ferrell plays a man who's trying to be a great stepfather to the children of his new wife. However, he has to contend with her ex-husband, who suddenly re-enters their lives.

So, fans at the Lakers-Pelicans game fans were treated to a sneak peek of the movie and also got a chance to be extras in the film.

You really need to give it up for the cheerleader. She can really take a shot to the face!