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?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
NOTHING will ever top Caddyshack...but that doesnt mean Q School cant be a good movie...Tincup SUCKED..period...the comedy was limp at best and I never did figure out what the story was supposed to be about...pray Q School does better than that...
cornholio_by_the_sea on Aug 14, 2009
golf comedies yay. monsters nay. weird choices
Silver on Aug 14, 2009
Tin Cup is one of the best sports comedies around and Shelton has made some great sports comedies. Can't wait for this.
last Son on Aug 14, 2009
tin cup is an awful movie. just my opinion. but it does suck.
derby on Aug 15, 2009
you clowns... tin cup was a phenominal movie. Acting was great, good story. fresh and different take not seen in sports movies all that often, and an ending that leaves the viewer guessing (whether or not it was good/bad)... I really hope this movie gets made... I don't know how funny it could be but anyone whose read tales from q school by john feinstein knows there are plenty of good stories from this annual tournament. A drama seems a bit more fitting, but who knows maybe a comedy could work... I'd love to see Tim Allen get cast in this part. He is someone who hasn't been in a whole lot recently but if you watched red belt he can really pull it off... I would love to see his take on a dramedy involving golf...
Jackson on Aug 18, 2009
Tin Cup is the best golf movie ever made. It's one of those movies that keeps getting better every time you see it. The quotes are unbelievably well though out and comical. "That man hood robbing 83" haha
Joe Bergh on Mar 16, 2010
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