Craig Gillespie To Helm FLAMINGO THEIF Starring Will Ferrell

By AMC July 2, 2012

Director Craig Gillespie ("Lars and the Real Girl," the "Fright Night" remake) has signed on to direct the adaptation of the Susan Trott novel "Flamingo Thief" with Will Ferrell starring.

The book is 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.

Michae LeSieur ("You, Me and Dupree") will pen the script.

We will keep you updated as details on the project emerge.

Source: Coming Soon

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