Owen Wilson To Star In Golf Comedy Series For Apple From Jason Keller

Owen Wilson is taking to the golf course for a comedy series for Apple TV+.

The Royal Tenenbaums and Loki star is to star in and exec produce an untitled series for the streamer. It comes from Ford v Ferrari writer Jason Keller.

Wilson will star as Pryce Cahill, an over-the-hill, ex-pro golfer whose career was derailed prematurely 20 years ago. After he gets fired from his job at an Indiana sporting goods store and his wife walks out on him, Pryce hedges his bets entirely on a troubled 17-year-old golf phenom.

Wilson is a known golf fan and regularly turns up to PGA events.

Keller, who has also written movies including Escape Plan and Machine Gun Preacher, created, wrote and exec produced the ten-part series.

It will be produced by Apple Studios and directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

Propagate Content’s Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Rodney Ferrell, Entertainment 360’s Guymon Casady, Piece of Work’s Lee Eisenberg and Natalie Sandy, Chris Moynihan and Bill Callahan exec produce alongside Keller and Wilson.  

Next up for Wilson, who recently starred in Disney’s Haunted Mansion remake, is crime thriller Lips Like Sugar, set during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, directed by Brantley Gutierrez.

Wilson is repped by UTA and Bob Wallerstein at Hirsch, Wallerstein, Hayum, Matlof and Fishman. Keller is repped by CAA and Entertainment 360.

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