Corporate billionaire Edward Cole (JACK NICHOLSON) and working class mechanic Carter Chambers (MORGAN FREEMAN) are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do before they “kick the bucket” and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor. Each adventure adds another check to their list.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, a Zadan Meron/Reiner Greisman Production of Rob Reiner Film: Academy Award winners Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in the comedy drama “The Bucket List,” starring Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”) and three-time Golden Globe nominee Rob Morrow (“Northern Exposure”).
Directed by Rob Reiner (Oscar nominee, “A Few Good Men”) from a screenplay by Justin Zackham (“Going Greek”), the film is produced by Alan Greisman (“Soapdish”), Rob Reiner, Craig Zadan (“Hairspray”) and Neil Meron (“Hairspray”). Executive producers are Travis Knox (“Hairspray”), Justin Zackham and Jeffrey Stott (“Seinfeld”). The creative team includes director of photography John Schwartzman (Oscar nominee, “Seabiscuit”), production designer Bill Brzeski (“Stuart Little 2”) and film editor Robert Leighton (“For Your Consideration”). Music is by Marc Shaiman (“Hairspray”). Multiple Grammy Award winner John Mayer will perform his original song, “Say,” written especially for the film.