Fright Night director Craig Gillespie is in negotiations to direct Flamingo Thief for Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films.

We first reported on this project in February, when Will Ferrell signed on to star. He will play the title character, a distraught lawyer who becomes obsessed with stealing pink flamingos from his neighbors, after his wife leaves him for another man.

Michael LeSieur (You, Me and Dupree) wrote the screenplay, which landed on the 2011 Black List. The script is adapted from Susan Trott's novel of the same name.

Ben Stiller is producing alongside his Red Hour Films partner Stuart Cornfeld, with Aaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone, and Erica Steinberg executive producing. No production schedule was released.

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