Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Confirmed: Jack Nicholson Is NOT in the Warren Beatty “Howard Hughes” Movie


This is sort of a non story. But I got so many whispered messages and emails that Jack Nicholson would “definitely” be in Warren Beatty’s new Howard Hughes movie, I had to check it out.

Alas, and alack, I’ve confirmed that Jack is not in the movie. He continues to live a wonderful life devoid of having go to work. Well, most people his age have retired. But Jack is ageless.

I’m told that scripts come in. But they are mostly “variations on the Bucket List,” says an insider. Nothing unique has been offered. And Jack doesn’t need to pursue the same path as many in his generation– making lots of forgettable films.

So while we wait, we can download, or stream to whatever Five Easy Pieces, About Schmidt, As Good As It Gets, Chinatown, The Last Detail and so on…

Viva Jack Nicholson!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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