Will Ferrell is going back to college. The star of Old School will star in New Line’s newly-acquired Crazy U, based on Andrew Ferguson’s book “Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College.”
According to Deadline, Ferrell will play a father who pulls out all the stops to get his kid admitted into a fancy college. He contacts in-demand private consultants, becomes heavily involved in helping his son study for the SATs, attends campus tours and helps with admissions letters, etc. Ferrell is the kind of guy whose comedy is so unique, you can practically picture this entire movie in your head right now without having seen a frame of it. This sounds like a great project for him to evolve a bit past his Old School days but still retain that unique brand of loud, almost childish humor that has worked so well for him during his career.
Ferrell just starred in Casa de Mi Padre, a movie in which he speaks entirely in Spanish, and you can find our review of that film here.