“Lucky Guy,” the play by Nora Ephron starring Tom Hanks, has gotten two big cast members– Maura Tierney from “ER” and the great Courtney B. Vance. Hanks plays the late New York reporter Mike McAlary. Tierney will be his wife, Alice, and Vance will be his New York Post editor Hap Hairston. Vance has long Broadway, movie and TV credits, lots of accolades, and he’s married to Angela Bassett.
The rest of the cast includes Hanks’s “bosom buddy” Peter Scolari, plus Peter Gerety and Richard Masur are featured. Hanks is rehearsing now with director George C. Wolfe, and previews start on March 1st. This was Ephron’s last project before her tragic death last summer. Everyone’s fingers are crossed for a success.