Jack Nicholson Will Return to the Big Screen Opposite Kristen Wiig

Actors to star in English-language remake of Oscar-nominated German comedy “Toni Erdmann”

February 8, 2017
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Three-time Oscar winner Jack Nicholson is returning to the big screen after a six year hiatus, according to multiple reports. He’ll be starring opposite Kristen Wiig in an English-language remake of the Oscar-nominated German comedy “Toni Erdmann.”

Adam McKay (“The Big Short”) will produce the film for Paramount Pictures, along with Wiig, Will Farrell, and Maren Ade—the writer-director of the original “Toni Erdmann”—among others. The original film’s story follows a prankster father who poses as his career-minded daughter’s life coach in an attempt to reconnect with her. In addition to being up for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, “Toni Erdmann” was nominated in the same category at last month’s Golden Globes.

Nicholson is a big fan of the original film, according to Variety. After seeing it, the 80-year -old reportedly approached Paramount and asked them to secure the rights for a remake.

Nicholson’s last starring role was in the 2010 dramedy “How Do You Know.” Wiig, meanwhile, can next be seen starring opposite Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” which hits theaters Dec. 22.

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