In accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, 50-year-old man Will Ferrell has signed on to star in an American adaptation of wildly widespread Swedish novel The 100-Yr-Previous Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared. The guide was already tailored right into a film in Sweden, the place it grew to become one of many nation’s highest-grossing movies of all time, however the American Empire can’t simply sit idly by whereas Sweden is popping its widespread books into widespread films. That’s how we obtained David Fincher’s The Woman With The Dragon Tattoo, and it’s how we’re getting this remake of The 100-Yr-Previous Man.
Along with starring within the film, Ferrell will probably be producing it alongside Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum by means of their Gary Sanchez Productions studio, with Narcos’ Jason George writing the screenplay. It doesn’t sound like a director is connected, although, so the mission doesn’t appear to be very far alongside.
The unique guide is kind of like a extra “darkly comedic” spin on Forrest Gump, with the eponymous 100-year-old man being an explosives knowledgeable whose window-based disappearance by some means results in the revelation that he was within the background of numerous essential occasions from the 20th century. Very similar to Forrest Gump, he additionally bumps into well-known historic figures, together with Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill.