Steve CarellMisfits crashing the elite world of golf (and riling the snooty establishment) has given us beloved comedy films courtesy of Adam Sandler ('Happy Gilmore') Rodney Dangerfield ('Caddyshack') and Kevin Costner ('Tin Cup'; Now Steve Carell will get his golf game on in the comedy 'Missing Links.' (We have to wonder if the offer went out first to Will Ferrell, who's tried tapping just about every other sport for laughs.)

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 'Office' actor will produce and is "loosely attached" to star in the comedy about a group of working-class Joes who scheme to move up from their rundown city golf course to an elite country club. Steve CarellMisfits crashing the elite world of golf (and riling the snooty establishment) has given us beloved comedy films courtesy of Adam Sandler ('Happy Gilmore') Rodney Dangerfield ('Caddyshack') and Kevin Costner ('Tin Cup'; Now Steve Carell will get his golf game on in the comedy 'Missing Links.' (We have to wonder if the offer went out first to Will Ferrell, who's tried tapping just about every other sport for laughs.)

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 'Office' actor will produce and is "loosely attached" to star in the comedy about a group of working-class Joes who scheme to move up from their rundown city golf course to an elite country club.

'The Break-Up' scripter Jay Lavender will adapt from the 1997 book by ESPN writer Rick Reilly. As a Sports Illustrated columnist, Reilly was known for his irreverent commentary and now pens a back-page column for ESPN the Magazine. He also wrote the screenplay for the 1920s-era George Clooney football comedy 'Leatherheads,' released last year.

Carell's next projects include the romantic-comedy 'Date Night' and a sequel to 'Get Smart.'
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