June 3, 2009

Will Jack Nicholson be in the new James L. Brooks movie?

Maybe, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
Jack Nicholson may reunite with James L. Brooks, the filmmaker who directed Nicholson to Oscar-winning performances in "Terms of Endearment" and "As Good as It Gets."Nicholson is in talks to join the cast of Brooks' latest project, an untitled romantic comedy that stars Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson. Written by Brooks, the story sees Witherspoon as a professional softball player torn between two men, a solid guy played by Rudd and a charming ball player with a 94-mile an hour fastball played by Wilson. Bill Murray had been in talks to play the role of the father but ultimately lost interest. Nicholson, who had been itching to be in front of the camera and had been talking to several studios about certain projects, stepped in to help his old friend.The project is due to start lensing later in June on the East Coast. Brooks is producing with Paula Weinstein, Laurence Mark and Julie Ansell.Nicholson's deals are known for being notoriously hard to close and this one is still in the early stages.
-Brooks got him 2 Oscars, so this could be very exciting, though Bill Murray might have been even better in the role, not that we'll ever know...what do you think?


  1. either one would be cool

  2. Murray needs a role like this to keep him current...at least until Ghostbusters 3

  3. he controls Jack well, so this could be a good role

  4. Brooks handles Jack very well, but Murray might have been a more interesting casting choice, but time will tell

  5. its clearly a great match of two wonderful working artists in the business but, to me at least, the concept of the movie sounds pretty dull and honestly, i don't trust reese witherspoon's decision making as far as the projects she picks ..