Steve Martin might be looking at a project to appoligize for his lackluster appearance at the Oscars, by pursuing a role in a birdwatching comedy with Owen Wilson and Jack Black called The Big Year.
If Martin signs on, he will complete the lead trio, which also includes Owen Wilson and Jack Black. The story, based off the book “The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession,” by Mark Obmascik, which centers on three avid bird-watchers who keep trying to one-up each other in a competition to see who can spot the rarest birds in North America.
I could see Martin as an old retiree, obsessed with bird watching and trying to keep up with these younger hobbyists.
Jack Black wore thin on me a while ago, and I was hoping to see more from Martin at the Oscars, and Owen Wilson just hasn’t tickled me since Zoolander.
Maybe this particular blend will allow them to play off each other and refresh my view of these funnymen who just haven’t got me chuckling lately.
I can hope.