The Bucket List is an American film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, and Rob Morrow. The story follows two terminally ill men (Nicholson and Freeman) on a road trip with a wish list of things to do before they die.Freeman's actor son Alfonso Freeman plays Freeman's son. Nicholson's head was shaved on film, which explains his bald appearance at the 79th Academy Awards on February 25, 2007. The film premiered December 15, 2007 in Hollywood. It opened in limited release in the United States and Canada on December 25, 2007 and was distributed by Warner Bros.. The film opened in wide release in the United States and Canada on January 11, 2008. It was released in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2008 and in Australia on February 21, 2008.