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.
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.