Will Ferrell to Star in Gus Van Sant's 'Prince of Fashion'
A heartwarming true story about a father and son bonding over the world of fashion is coming to the big screen, and it's got some huge talent on board.
Deadline reports that Will Ferrell will star in "The Prince of Fashion," a film based on a 2016 GQ article by author Michael Chabon chronicling a trip he took to Paris Men's Fashion Week with his then-13-year-old son. Ferrell will play Chabon, and Oscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant is attached to both write and helm the feature.
Chabon's piece focused on his son Abraham's passion for design, and how the experience cemented Abe's feeling that he's finally found "his people." The article's original tagline serves as a pretty great movie tagline, too: "I took my son to Paris Fashion Week, and all I got was a profound understanding of who he is, what he wants to do with his life, and how it feels to watch a grown man stride down a runway wearing shaggy yellow Muppet pants."
According to Deadline, filmmaking duo Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (who have co-written and/or co-directed numerous films including "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Game Night," and the upcoming DCEU flick "The Flash") were the ones who first approached Chabon about turning the story into a movie. The pair will co-produce the feature alongside Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum.
Amazon Studios is set to release the flick. Stay tuned for more details.