Will Ferrell could do with a hit, and he'll be hoping he gets one from Crazy U, which Deadline says Ferrell has signed onto star in and produce for New Line Cinema and his Gary Sanchez Productions.
The project is based on Andrew Ferguson's non-fiction book, Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College, which as the title suggests, is about a father who is obsessed with getting his son into the perfect college. This involves hiring a professional college consultant, helping his son pass the SAT's, and leading him through college interviews and tours. The film is being developed as a starring vehicle for Will Ferrell, with the presumption that he will play the father.
No screenwriter or director have been attached to Crazy U yet.