Oscar winner Tom Hanks is set to make his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, according to the New York Post. As previously reported, Nora Ephron’s latest stage project centers on the life of Pulitizer Prize-winning Post columnist Mike McAlary. Directed by George C. Wolfe, the limited engagement will open in January at a yet to be determined Shubert Theatre. No further casting has been announced.
Lucky Guy tells the story of McAlary, a tough guy journalist and heavy drinker who covered the major crime stories of the '80s and '90s, including the sodomizing of Abner Louima by police. McAlary won the Pulitzer Prize for his aggressive coverage of the case in 1998, just a few months before he died of colon cancer at 41.
Hanks won back-to-back Oscars for his roles in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, and was also nominated for Big, Saving Private Ryan and Cast Away. His many other film credits include Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Larry Crowne, The Da Vinci Code, Catch Me If You Can, Road to Perdition, A League of Their Own, Apollo 13, Joe Versus the Volcano, Turner & Hooch, The ‘Burbs, The Money Pit, Splash and the Toy Story films. He has previously worked with Ephron on her films You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle.