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Producer says he is 'committed' to staging Nora Ephron play 'Lucky Guy' on Broadway

FILE - This Nov. 3, 2010 file photo shows author, screenwriter and director Nora Ephron at her home in New York. Oscar-nominated filmmaker and author Nora Ephron is very ill, according to a representative for her publisher. Nicholas Latimer of Alfred A. Knopf confirmed her condition on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, hours after celebrity columnist and friend Liz Smith published what appeared to be a memorial for the writer. Smith told The Associated Press that she had spoken to Ephron's son Tuesday morning and was told that Ephron was dying. She said when she heard that funeral plans had already been arranged, she published the column on the website Women on the Web. Latimer did not provide any additional information on Ephron's condition. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
June 28, 2012 - 3:25 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A producer behind Nora Ephron's new play, "Lucky Guy," says he is "committed" to getting the biography of a newspaper columnist on a Broadway stage despite the death this week of the playwright.

In a statement, Colin Callender says his team "can think of no more fitting tribute to her extraordinary writing and remarkable body of work" than to proceed with plans to produce Ephron's play.

"Lucky Guy" follows the story of tabloid reporter Mike McAlary, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for his coverage on the police brutalization of Abner Louima. McAlary died that same year of colon cancer at age 41.

When word of the potential production first surfaced this spring, Tom Hanks was reported to be in negotiations to play McAlary next year on stage.

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