Back in February I relayed the news that Ivy Miller and Wyatt Trips were reconnecting on the big screen. The still untitled romantic comedy will star Reese Witherspoon as a professional softball player who has to choose between two men -- Paul Rudd's white collar executive and Owen Wilson's 94 mph fastball hurler. (You can see Reese train here.) Well, this little picture was written by James L Brooks, the helmer of Terms of Endearment and As Good as It Gets, so it shouldn't come as too big of a surprise that he's eyeing Jack Nicholson for a role -- according to THR.

It turns out that Bill Murray has been in talks to play the father (presumably of Reese's character), but then lost interest. Meanwhile, Nicholson has been feeling the acting itch, so he might step fill the open spot for the director who helped him win two of his three Oscars. This, however is far from a reality right now. As the news post states: "Nicholson's deals are known for being notoriously hard to close and this one is still in the early stages." So Jack could easily lose interest as well before production kicks off later this month.

I say have at it and then find Nicholson something juicy. I'm not talking about the gigs that got him his more recent work, but something edgier, in line with his work in Easy Rider and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Wouldn't you agree?
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