Crazy U Could Star Will Ferrell As A Dad Aiming To Get His Kid Into College

Things haven't been going to well for Will Ferrell's latest film, Casa de mi Padre. While nobody expected it to make $100 million - there's the tiny fact that the film is in Spanish and people seem to hate subtitles - the movie opened at number nine at the box office and, thanks to The Hunger Games, was pushed down even further in its second week. As of today, the movie has only managed to pull in a little over $4 million, though it isn't too bad when you consider the fact that the reported budget was only $6 million. Perhaps Ferrell will have more luck with Crazy U.

Deadline has learned that the comedic actor is now contemplating starring in and producing the adaptation of Andrew Ferguson's book Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course In Getting His Kid Into College. Being developed by New Line, the project could have Ferrell playing the titular dad dealing with a college-bound son. The story sees the main character track down "the most sought after and expensive private college consultant in the country," go on campus tours, help his kid take the SAT and much, much more.

We're all so used to seeing Ferrell play wacky, out-of-this-world characters that it would be interesting to see how he would do with your standard, frazzled dad. Some of the comedian's best work has come when he plays normal - just look at last year's Everything Must Go - so perhaps this is the perfect direction for his career to go right now.

Eric Eisenberg
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NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.