I definitely thought Jack Nicholson had joined August: Osage County...

willep
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/08
Alright, am I the only one who got very confused by that headline?
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Nope..I checked the link just in case, haha.

How big is this cast :S. I don't remember the play having so many cast members. It seems like every day someone new is joining.
broadwaybabytn
Broadway Star
joined:12/30/10
I thought so too... Misleading.
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
Misleading yes, but to tell you the truth Jack Nicholson would have been a more interesting Beverly than Sam Shepard.
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Bobs3, really? Shepard seems definitive to me.

The play has a very large cast and almost all the roles are substantial.
The Distinctive Baritone
Broadway Legend
joined:8/28/04
So the entire film is cast now, right? I hope Julia Roberts can pull off Barbara. Amy Morton was amazing.
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
I believe that anytime Jack Nicholson plays a role it is definitive.

In THE DEPARTED, Frank Costello (based on Whitey Bugler) in another actor's hands would have been a routine performance in a routine role, Nicholson took it to another level.
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
You're so right about Nicholson. I just think if ever there was a part tailor made for Shepard, it's Beverly Weston. If it were a larger part, the similarities between Shepard and Weston might prove to be boring, but as Beverly is a one scene part the stunt casting works well for me. Both aging serious writers. And his long time love, with whom he's recently called it quits, is the woman who should be playing his wife in the movie imho, with whom he's about to call it, and life, quits with.
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
Jack Nicholson is GREAT. When I saw THERE WILL BE BLOOD and I don't mean to take anything away from Daniel Day Lewis' brilliant performance but I couldn't help but think if this movie had been made 30 years ago, Jack Nicholson would have been an amazing Daniel.