Brian Dennehy, Steve Martin, Dianne Wiest, et al. Set for The Big Year Movie
Based on Mark Obmascik's 1998 book, the movie focuses on three men who try to outdo each other during a year-long competition to spot the rarest birds in North America. The film will also feature Anthony Anderson, Anjelica Huston, Rashida Jones, and Jim Parsons.
Tony Award winner Dennehy recently concluded a run of the double-bill Hughie and Krapp's Last Tape at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Nelson's play Eye of God was seen last fall Off-Broadway. Among his stage acting credits are A Midsummer Night's Dream in Central Park and The Beard of Avon at New York Theatre Workshop.