The Hollywood Reporter writes that Steve Carell has signed on to star in Missing Links, a golf-themed comedy based on a novel by ESPN journalist Rick Reilly. The story involves a group of golf buddies who regular play on the worst golf course in the country. They make a bet about which of them can successfully score a round of 18 at the upscale private club next door.
Jay Lavender, who wrote The Break-Up, will pen the script. Reilly previously wrote the screenplay for the George Clooney-directed comedy Leatherheads.
Other Carell projects include next year's comedy Date Night, starring Tina Fey, and Mark Wahlberg. He will also star in the Jay Roach-directed comedy Dinner for Schmucks and lend his voice talents to the animated movie Despicable Me.