Two days ago we reported that fast-rising comedian Nick Thune was in the running — along with two other actors — to replace a role in the NBC pilot, Beach Lane that had been vacated by Patton Oswalt. It looks like Thune got the gig, according to Deadline Hollywood, who, we have found, is rarely wrong about breaking casting news.
Thune will play slacker James who inherits a Hamptons, NY newspaper and hires Broderick’s character to turn it around. True Blood’s Michael McMillan and actor John Forest were also reportedly in the running for the part. For more on Thune, check out our recent interview with the man himself.