Nicholson would take the role that was initially offered to Bill Murray. But because of Murray’s unresponsiveness and production scheduled to start in less than two weeks, Brooks is reaching out to his old pal Jack.
If the parties come to agreement, Nicholson would be the last piece of the casting puzzle of an ensemble project which stars Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson.
Nicholson would play the blueblood father of Rudd’s character.
The story involves a love triangle, with Rudd playing a white-collar executive vying for Witherspoon’s affections, and Wilson portraying a professional baseball pitcher who is also a love interest.
DYK (Did You Know): two of Nicholson’s three Oscars have come via Brooks films: 1983’s Terms of Endearment and 1997’s As Good as It Gets.
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