Despite her recent death, writer Nora Ephron’s final play, Lucky Guy, is still set to come to Broadway. A few months ago it was announced that Tom Hanks would star in the play about columnist Mike McAlary. Though no official casting details have been confirmed recently, a new Equity casting notice claims that the role of McAlary has been cast, which may be a clue that Tom Hanks is still attached.
George C. Wolfe (The Normal Heart) is expected to direct Lucky Guy, which is planning to start previews in March of 2013 at a Shubert theater that has yet to be announced. In a previous statement made to the New York Times, producer Colin Callender said, “We are honored to be part of her legacy and remain committed to seeing her magnificent work ‘Lucky Guy’ shine on Broadway and can think of no more fitting tribute to her extraordinary writing and remarkable body of work.”
Lucky Guy is about the life and career of New York Post and New York Daily News columnist Mike McAlary, who earned a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the famed Abner Louima case. A previous version, titled Stories About McAlary, had a reading starring Hugh Jackman in 2010.