Nicholson and Freeman pick the Bucket

Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman have scribbled to star in The Bucket List – a tale about two cancer patients who decide to check out on their own terms.

The Hollywood firebrands will take their cue from lensing legend Rob Reiner, as they play terminally ill old-timers who decide to write a list of everything they want to accomplish before kicking the bucket.

The two plucky OAPs then bust out of hospital with the intention of racing cars, hitting the casinos of Monte Carlo and stuffing themselves with caviar.

Penned by Justin Zackham, the man behind college comedy Going Greek, shooting is slated to begin in October.

Reiner is suffering a dry spell at the helm after flicks like Alex And Emma and Rumour Has It so we reckon he’s due a corker…