The first trailer for the new Steve Martin, Jack Black flick, “The Big Year” is here

Iconic comedian, actor and musician Steve Martin has teamed up with Jack Black and Owen Wilson for a film about competitive bird watching, The Big Year. Set for an Oct. 14 release, the flick centers around the three friends going head-to-head-to-head in The North American Big Year, a year-long challenge among bird watching aficionados to track and record the most birds in a single year. There are no rewards besides bragging rights and a spot in the history books. Interesting side note: Martin’s bluegrass album, released in March, is titled Rare Bird Alert, a reference to competitive bird watching.

The Big Year is based on the book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik. You can check out the film’s first trailer below.

Joseph Clift

Joseph is a freelance journalist living in Los Angeles, California. When he isn't pretending he's Edward R. Murrow, he's writing sketch comedy for shows at Second City, iO West, and the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. Follow him at @joeytainment, or see him subtly beg for work at his writing portfolio site.

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