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Nora Ephron play 'to go ahead' on Broadway


Writer and director Nora Ephron visits SiriusXM's 'The wowOwow Radio Show' at SiriusXM Studio on April 11, 2012 in New York City.


Cindy Ord

Colin Callender, the producer of Nora Ephron's new play, "Lucky Guy," said he is "committed" to bringing it to Broadway despite her death, the BBC reported.

Callender told the BBC he could "think of no more fitting tribute to her extraordinary writing and remarkable body of work."

The screenwriter and director, best known for her romantic comedies "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle" died Tuesday of complications relating to acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Hanks was in advanced negotiations to star in "Lucky Guy" and the play was "given a reading last year with Hugh Jackman in the lead role."

The Reporter said Tony-winner George C Wolfe was the director attached to the project. The play is expected to run next year, with rehearsals beginning in January.

"Lucky Guy" follows the life and career of Mike McAlary, who won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles that exposed the police brutality of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima, the BBC reported.

Ephron's recent Off Broadway play "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" opened in 2009 and ran nearly two and a half years.