Well this is casting news to my ears and it is certainly a long time coming. But I guess in this case, good things come to those that wait. Two-time Academy Award winning actor-director-producer Tom Hanks is headed to Broadway for the first time in his career, appearing in a new play written by the recently deceased Nora Ephron.
Lucky Guy will follow the rise and fall of New York columnist and socialite Mike McAlary, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Abner Louima case. The actor known as The Everyman had this to say about appearing in a play for the first time.
“It’s the third great collaboration I would’ve had with Nora, and we actually talked about it for a long time prior, so I think everybody around the table will be able to predict how she would’ve felt about some of our suggestions. We’ll all keep each other honest.”
As most of you probably already know, Nora Ephron was the writer of such hit films such as When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, both of which starred Hanks. Let’s hope that this production provides a lasting tribute to her memory. Bet on Hanks for a Tony Award!