Los Angeles: Actor Will Ferrell is set to star in a comedy based on the true story of a successful 1968 expedition to the North Pole.
With Temple Hill Entertainment producing the film, Ferrell is set to star in the project which is based on Guy Lawson's article in the New York Times Magazine titled "An Insurance Salesman and a Doctor Walk Into a Bar, and End Up at the North Pole: The Story of an Accidentally Pioneering Expedition", reports variety.com.
The story follows a group of six middle-aged men from Minnesota who spontaneously decide over a beer to mount a snowmobile expedition to the North Pole. The team manages to overcome a daunting array of obstacles to make the first undisputed expedition ever to reach the North Pole.
No director or writer has been roped in yet. Jonathan Kadin, who is the senior vice president of Production, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, will oversee the film for the studio.
Ferrell last starred in "Daddy’s Home” and “Zoolander 2". Temple Hill Entertainment produced “The Fault in Our Stars” and the Maze Runner and Twilight franchises.
Ferrell had worked with the banner in the 2010 comedy-drama “Everything Must Go".