Will Ferrell will star in Red Hour Films’ Flamingo Thief, reports Variety. Michael LeSieur (You, Me and Dupree) is set to direct the adaptation of the Susan Trott novel, described as follows:
Everyone handles grief differently but none so differently as Tim Forester, multimillionaire Juice King, who lost his son a year ago. It starts with him quietly pocketing a china flamingo belonging to his three year old niece, Joy, and by his tenth flamingo has escalated to felony grand theft. He is shot by one person and shot at by another. He is losing his business and his wife but he is feeling better. Flamingo thieving makes his heart beat. He comes alive. In a way he is having a wonderful time. But how will it end? Quite possibly in prison. Flamingo Thief is a funny, bittersweet story of love, loss, family, fruit and flamingoes. The reader will never forget Tim Forester, his disastrous way of dealing with grief, and a heart that is bursting with love.
Red Hour’s Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld will produce. Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone of Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment will executive produce.