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Jack Nicholson eyes Brooks comedy

MUMBAI: Jack Nicholson may again work with James L. Brooks, the filmmaker who directed Nicholson to Oscar-winning performances in Terms of Endearment and As Good as It Gets. The veteran 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.


Incidentally, Bill Murray was earlier in talks to play the role but ultimately lost interest. No sooner did Nicholson, who had been itching to be in front of the camera, hear about the project he called up Brooks and signed the film.


The project is due to go on the floor later in June.

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