Jack Nicholson is closing in on a deal to re-team with James L. Brooks on the helmer’s untitled romantic comedy at Columbia Pictures, reports Variety. He would join Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson in the project.
For months, Bill Murray had been in talks to portray the blueblood father of Rudd’s character, but no deal closed.
Brooks, who also penned the screenplay, is producing alongside Paula Weinstein (Blood Diamond), Laurence Mark (Dreamgirls) and Gracie Films president Julie Ansell.
The story involves a love triangle, with Rudd playing a white-collar executive vying for Witherspoon’s affections, and Wilson portraying a professional baseball pitcher who is also a love interest.
Two of Nicholson’s three Oscars have come via Brooks films: 1983’s Terms of Endearment and 1997’s As Good as It Gets.