Actor Will Ferrell got the lead role in Flamingo Thief, an upcoming comedy drama movie adapted from the 2010 novel of the same written by Susan Trott. Director Craig Gillespie (who helmed the last remake of Fright Night) is in charge of the film based on a screenplay by Michael LeSieur. There's no official release date yet.
Here's the official book blurb:
"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."
So basically it's the story of a kleptomaniac obsessed with stealing flamingo figurines? Actor Will Ferrell fits the part then! Am not going to buy the novel, but I may go see the film: since it's starring Will Ferrell I guess we may expect a good laugh.
Anyway, stay tuned with us for more details about the movie Flamingo Thief!