Jack Nicholson Eyeing New James L. Brooks Film
Posted by Brian on 06/03/2009
Jack Nicholson is in talks to take a role in acclaimed director James Brooks’ new film. Bill Murray was previously in talks for the role, but his interest in the project waned. With Murray unresponsive and the film set to go before cameras in the next couple of weeks, Brooks reached out to Nicholson. The story involves a love triangle, with with Paul Rudd playing a white-collar executive vying for Reese Witherspoon’s affections. Owen Wilson plays a professional baseball pitcher who is also a love interest.
The untitled project is both written and directed by James L. Brooks. This marks the fourth time Jack Nicholson and James Brooks have worked together, with two of their previous projects earning Nicholson two of his three Oscars.