Will Ferrell is heading back to college. New Line Cinema has acquired the rights to Andrew Ferguson’s book Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College and they’ve attached the Old School star to play the titular father. Deadline reports that Crazy U is being developed as a potential star vehicle for Ferrell, and he’ll produce alongside Gary Sanchez’s Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum. The memoir chronicles Ferguson’s journey to get his son into the perfect college, highlighting the father’s obsessive compulsion to do everything exactly right. Ferguson notes his meeting with a private college consultant, preparations for the SAT, talking with essay coaches, and more OCD over-parenting adventures.
The material could veer heavily into cheese territory in different hands, but Ferrell is a swell choice to tackle the outlandish father character. If they go the Step Brothers route and up the weird factor, we could be in for another comedy home run from the Farrell-McKay team. Hit the jump to read a synopsis for the book.