Will Ferrell is set to both star in and produce the CBS Films comedy “The 100 Year-Old Man” based on bestselling author Jonas Jonasson’s 2012 novel “The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.”
Ferrell will play a man named Allan who escapes from a nursing home on his 100th birthday. His time on the run reveals that he took part in several defining events of the 20th century.
Jason George (“Narcos”) is set to write the screenplay, but no director is yet attached. Adam McKay, Jessica Elbaum, Andy Licht, Pontus Edgren and Mikael Wallen will also produce.