Ron Shelton Directing Another Golf Comedy Called 'Q School'
by Alex Billington
August 14, 2009
A golf comedy? Now that is something we haven't seen in a while. Yes, I know that Caddyshack and Happy Gilmore are the best of the best and pretty much unbeatable, but still, it's a sport that could be milked for more comedy, so why not? Right? THR announces that Ron Shelton, who directed the golf comedy Tin Cup and White Men Can't Jump, will helm Q School, a golf comedy based on a script he co-wrote with Tin Cup collaborator John Norville. Dennis Quaid and Tim Allen are interested in starring roles in the project, but haven't signed on yet. Shooting is set to start in the spring. Will this be able to live up to Caddyshack?
Q School is described as a comedy in which a group of hopefuls battle it out in a competition to make the PGA Tour, with both their game and their personal lives sometimes ending up in the drink along the way. The title is a reference to qualifying school, an annual tournament in which several hundred aspiring pros compete for a limited number of spots on the following year's tour. Sounds like the makings of a great sports comedy, even if it is a bit cheesy. Not that I have that much faith in Shelton, I guess I'm just looking forward to another golf comedy. Here's to hoping Q School delivers! Stay tuned for any more updates. Thoughts?