NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Hanks will play a New York City newspaper columnist when he makes his debut on Broadway in the spring.
Producers of Nora Ephron's play "Lucky Guy" announced Thursday that Hanks will play Mike McAlary in the stage biography. Hanks had been in negotiations for the role when Ephron died this summer.
McAlary, the city's dominant tabloid reporter got the first interview with Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant who was sodomized and beaten by white police officers at a station house in 2007. McAlary would win the Pulitzer Prize the next year but would die of cancer a few months later at age 41.
The director of "Lucky Guy" will be George C. Wolfe.