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Steve Martin's career has apparently gone to the birds -- well, watching the birds, at least.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the recent Oscar host has signed on to star opposite Jack Black and Owen Wilson in the comedy 'The Big Year,' adapted from Mark Obmascik's nonfiction account of three obsessed men locked in an intense competition to become the bird-watching champion of North America. Steve Martin's career has apparently gone to the birds -- well, watching the birds, at least.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the recent Oscar host has signed on to star opposite Jack Black and Owen Wilson in the comedy 'The Big Year,' adapted from Mark Obmascik's nonfiction account of three obsessed men locked in an intense competition to become the bird-watching champion of North America.

The film will be helmed by David Frankel, who directed Wilson in the 2008 film 'Marley & Me', another true-to-life tale about a man's complicated relationship with an animal (in this case, his dog). Howard Franklin adapted the script from Obmascik's book.

Wilson can next be seen in the upcoming Farrelly brothers comedy 'Hall Pass,' co-starring Amanda Bynes, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate and Alyssa Milano. Meanwhile, Black will star in 'Gulliver's Travels,' due out later this year.

Martin was last seen on the big screen in the December rom-com 'It's Complicated,' alongside Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep. The film hits DVD shelves on April 27.