Sweden’s Oscar-nominated movie ‘The 100-Year-Old Man’ is next in line for a Hollywood remake, with THR bringing word that Will Ferrell has signed on to produce and star.

Based on bestselling author Jonas Jonasson’s 2012 novel ‘The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared,’ the story follows Allan Karlsson, who after living a long and colourful life, finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he escapes and begins a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey involving criminals, a bag of cash and an elephant.

Allan’s time on the run reveals his larger-than-life backstory and how he was involved in some of the defining moments of the 20th century, crossing paths with figures such as Joseph Stalin, Sir Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, and Robert Oppenheimer, creator of the atomic bomb.

Jason George (‘Narcos’) is on board to shape the script for the project, with Ferrell and his Gary Sanchez partners Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum producing. Andy Licht and NiceFLX Pictures’ Felix Herngren and Henrik Jansson-Schweizer will executive produce.