University Admission Comedy ‘Crazy U’ Being Developed for Will Ferrell
by Russ Fischer, slashFilm.com, 3/26/12
Posted March 27, 2012
Reading the headline above you might think Will Ferrell and Todd Phillips finally came up with a movie to follow Old School. But this is something different. New Line has picked up the screen rights to Andrew Ferguson‘s book Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course In Getting His Kid Into College, and will develop the Crazy U script as a potential star turn for Ferrell.
Deadline says that Ferrell’s company Gary Sanchez will produce, but there is no screenwriter set at this point.
The plot of the film is all in the full title of the book: Ferrell would play a dad who gets super-involved in making sure his son gets into an expensive and elite university. Picture Ferrell seriously over-involved in helping his kid score high on the SAT, and deal with campus visits and interviews.