Will Ferrell and the cover of book

Jonas Jonasson’s “The 100 Year-Old Man” to Star Will Ferrell

Funny man Will Ferrell will star in and produce the movie adaptation of bestselling author Jonas Jonasson’s ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.’


The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared‘ has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. A Swedish movie adaptation came out in 2013, and received an Academy Award nomination for best makeup and hair-styling. It is the third-highest grossing Swedish movie of all time, earning $50 million in worldwide box office.


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The protagonist Allan, who will be played by Ferrell, flees his nursing home on his 100th birthday. During his subsequent adventures, it is revealed that he took part in several major world events. 


Jonasson said:


My character, Allan, knows the art of being funny just by being. That is something Will Ferrell masters to perfection. Great humor with small measurements. I am happy that Allan is now in his hands.


Jason George, who is known for his work on Netflix show ‘Narcos’ is set to write the screenplay with no director yet attached.


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