Nora Ephron may be getting a posthumous Broadway credit. A producer insists he is still "committed" to staging a new play by the celebrated writer and filmmaker, who died Tuesday at 71.
There had been buzz this past spring about a Broadway production of Lucky Guy, Ephron's account of the late newspaper columnist Mike McAlary, with reports that Tom Hanks was negotiating to make his Broadway debut in the play. McAlary won a Pulitzer Prize in 1998, for his coverage of police brutality against Abner Louima, before succumbing to colon cancer.
Though there is still no confirmation that Hanks will be involved, producer Colin Callender said in a statement that he was "committed to seeing (Ephron's) magnificent work Lucky Guy shine on Broadway and can think of no more fitting tribute to her extraordinary writing and remarkable body of work."
Ephron, once a journalist herself, had previously been represened on Broadway in the 2002 play Imaginary Friends, and more recently co-wrote the off-Broadway hit Love, Loss and What I Wore with sister Delia Ephron.