Will Ferrell is Getting Larcenous in the New Comedy 'Flamingo Thief'
by Ethan Anderton
February 13, 2012
After leading a news team, driving a race car and riding the back of a T-Rex, it looks like Will Ferrell is now ready to enter the world of crime. Variety has word that the funnyman, who will be seen hilariously spouting off Spanish in Casa de Mi Padre later this year, is now attached to star in Flamingo Thief, a comedy adapted from Susan Trott's novel of the same name. The film will see Ferrell playing a man named Tim Forrester, a lawyer who takes on the strangely satisfying activity of stealing flamingo figurines after his wife leaves him. Ben Stiller is producing the film through his Red Hour Films production banner. Read on!
The book has Forrester as a multimillionaire Juice King whose son died a year ago, but it's not clear if either of those plot elements have made it into this adaptation. Flamingo Thief has been adapted by You, Me and Dupree scribe Michael LeSieur, and the script actually appeared on the Black List last year as well. As silly as this concept sounds, I'm betting it will have the same serious undertone as Everything Must Go, an underrated film from 2011 that coincidentally enough also appeared on the Black List back in 2008 before Ferrell helped bring the film to life.
So Will Ferrell in a movie with Flamingo in the title. I am sold, where do I buy a ticket.
Mr Hoopla on Feb 13, 2012
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