Hans here with some happy news about one of my favorite directors and hopefully one of yours, Ron Shelton. After riding the bench for a few years, he will return to the sport comedy genre that made him a badass.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Shelton is slated to direct the comedy “Q School,” which follows a group of ragtag hopefuls as they compete to make it onto the PGA tour. The whole thing sounds really frickin Tin Cup-centric, as the guys have problems juggling their personal lives and professional ambitions. Dennis Quaid and Tim Allen are currently circling the lead roles but nothing has been secured yet.
I don’t think I’m alone in thinking this movie sounds kind of awesome, if nothing else than for the return of Shelton, who hasn’t directed a movie since 2001′s Hollywood Homicide which, despite a bad wrap, was pretty good. With Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump, Cobb, Play it to the Bone, and Tin Cup already to his credit, he clearly understands the interplay between sports and comedy better than almost anyone. I’m excited to see how this one turns out.