New Line Cinema is acquiring the adaptation rights to Andrew Fergusonâ€™s book â€œCrazy U. One Dadâ€™s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College.â€
Deadline reported that it is a potential starring vehicle for Ferrell. Ferrell would play a father obsessed with getting his son into the perfect college.
Hereâ€™s the overview to Fergusonâ€™s book:
Getting into college drives students to the brink of madnessâ€”and pushes their parents over the edge. Pummeled by peers, crazed by counselors, and addled by advice books, beloved writer Andrew Ferguson had come to believe that a single misstep in the race to college could wreck his sonâ€™s future. â€œCrazy Uâ€ is his disarmingly candid and hilariously subversive chronicle of their familyâ€™s journey through the admissions game, from the first color brochures landing in the mailbox to the waiting, waiting, waiting for a big envelope with the verdict. In this rollicking ride from the man Christopher Buckley has called â€œmy all-time favorite writer,â€ Ferguson provides a pocket history of higher education in America, recounts the college ranking wars, and passes on the valuable tips heâ€™s picked up during his crash course. (Number 36: Donâ€™t apply for financial aid after midnight.) He also dares to ask: Why on earth does it all cost so much? Along the way, Fergusonâ€™s relationship with his son grows, built from humor, loyalty, and more than a little shared anxiety. In launching his son into the world, this father may find a new place in it for himself.
Kevin Misher of Misher Films and Gary Sanchezâ€™s Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum will produce the project.
Ferrellâ€™s Spanish-language comedy â€œCase De Mi Padreâ€ is currently in theaters. He will be appearing the political campaign comedy â€œThe Campaignâ€ later this year.