Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Birdwatching movie begins production with star-studded cast

Who would have guessed that birding would ever be the subject of a major Hollywood film? And a comedy, no less.

According to Variety, the Fox birding comedy The Big Year finally began production yesterday, featuring a star-studded cast. The film is based on Mark Obmascik’s book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession.

The cast includes Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Rosamund Pike, JoBeth Williams, Brian Dennehy, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Anderson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston and Jim Parsons.

Additionally, Kevin Pollak and Joel McHale are considering joining the cast.

Here’s a link to the Variety article: http://bit.ly/cbOLCW

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