It seems one of the recent Oscar hosts is in for a big year both literally and figuratively. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steve Martin is in negotiations to star in The Big Year.

If Martin signs on, he will complete the lead trio, which also includes Owen Wilson and Jack Black. The story, based off the book "The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession," by Mark Obmascik, which centers on three avid bird-watchers who keep trying to one-up each other in a competition to see who can spot the rarest birds in North America.

David Frankel (Marley & Me) will be directing the film based off the adaptation of Obmascik's book written by Howard Franklin. It was said the film was set to start shooting this May in Canada.