Waaaay back in April, we reported that Will Ferrell let it slip that he was “hopefully” working with filmmaker Gus Van Sant on a film. At the time, we had no clue what it might be, but the idea of Van Sant and Ferrell teaming up was certainly intriguing. Now, we know that it’s a reality and we were correct, their collaboration is surely going to be interesting.
Ferrell and Van Sant are set to team up on a film “Prince of Fashion” for Amazon Studios, according to Deadline. The film is based on Michael Chabon’s GQ article “My Son, the Prince of Fashion,” which follows the authors visit to Paris, France with his teenage son during Men’s Fashion Week. The article is a heartwarming tale of Chabon’s son experiencing the world of high-fashion for the first time, meeting his idol, attending runway shows, and finding “his people.”
As you might expect, Van Sant will write and direct the film, with Ferrell attached to star as the father role. Although, as seen in “Step Brothers,” the actor could make a convincing 13-year-old boy, with the help of some serious VFX. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who wrote and directed “Game Night,” are attached as producers on the film.
Van Sant most recently released the film “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill. Ferrell has a number of projects on the horizon, with the comedy “Holmes and Watson” coming soon, along with the recently announced remake of “Force Majeure.”
No release date is set for “Prince of Fashion.”