Will Ferrell has been so many things to his enormous fan base – an elf, a frat boy, the Bitch Hunter – but his latest role may be the craziest yet.
Deadline reports that New Line is in the process of acquiring the rights to "Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College," and that they're looking to Ferrell as their star.
The book, penned by The Weekly Standard's senior editor Andrew Ferguson, details the author's relentless battle to get his son into the right college, including shelling out major cash for a private college consultant, getting his ass kicked by an adult re-take of the SATs, and eventually realizing that despite his insanity, he and his son had become closer than ever throughout the process.
Kevin Misher of Misher Films will produce the movie alongside Jessica Ebaum, Adam McKay and Gary Sanchez.
Ferrell can currently be seen in "Casa de mi Padre," opposite Diego Luna, and stars in political comedy "The Campaign," scheduled for release later this year.