Sir Sean Connery's son is to direct a golf movie inspired by his father's love of the sport.

Actor/director Jason Connery will step behind the camera to take charge of Tommy's Honour, which tells the story of golf pioneer Tom Morris, who is widely considered the founder of the modern game.

Connery admits his passion for the movie stems from his famous father's obsession with golf.

He says of the project, "I am so incredibly passionate and excited to tell this story. It is a story that is truly close to my heart as I grew up with my father on a golf course, and I have a home an hour from (Scottish golf course) St. Andrews.

"This is an extraordinary and intimate tale of love and family at the beginning of the great game of golf. This story has to be told!"