steve carell joins missing links

Funnyman Steve Carell has landed a new gig, which will require him to use a little athletic prowess. The actor is in negotiations to star in the Warner Bros film, Missing Links according to Reuters. The role will have Carell taking on the leisure sport of golf in the film, which is based off a novel that was originally published in 1997.

Missing Links is loosely based on a novel by ESPN’s Rick Reilly with Carell cast as a golfer “angling for a better place to play.” The novel centered on a group of bumblers who, after playing for years at a run-down municipal golf course in a working-class Boston neighborhood, concoct a series of schemes that they hope will lead to them teeing off at a nearby elite club.

The story will be adapted for the big screen by Jay Lavender, who wrote the screenplay for The Break Up. Carell will also co-produce the film with his Carousel production company. Well, doesn’t this sound hilarious? This premise doesn’t really excite me, but I’m sure there’s something there. I wasn’t even aware that Carell had a production company, but these days all actors do. Are you interested in this movie?

What do you think of Steve Carell starring in Missing Links?