Actor Will Ferrell has signed on to star in Flamingo Thief for Red Hour Films and Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment.

Michael LeSieur (You, Me and Dupree) wrote the screenplay, which is adapted from the Susan Trott novel. The script landed on The Black List in 2011. The story centers on Will Ferrell's character, Tim Forrester, a grief-stricken man who starts stealing flamingo figurines after his wife leaves him.

Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld are producing through their Red Hour Films banner, with Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone executive producing for Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment.

No director is attached to the project as of yet, although the producers have already begun their search. It isn't clear when production will begin on Flamingo Thief.