Steve Martin's not new to birdwatching.
His next comedy competition will come from Jack Black and Owen Wilson, if he signs on for "The Big Year." The Hollywood Reporter states that the comic-actor is in talks to play one of three men trying to outdo each other in a competition to spot the rarest birds in North America.The rivalry is an allegory for the challenges each faces in his own life.
More Martin is always a good thing and this quirky project seems perfect for him. The movie is based on a 1998 book "The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession." Not the type of book you'd expect to be adapted into a screenplay, but David Frankel of "Marley and Me" (which also starred Wilson) will direct the project.
Filming begins in May in Canada.