A Toni Erdmann remake will reportedly mark Jack Nicholson’s first big screen role in nearly a decade
Three-time Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson is reportedly heading back to the big screen. Variety today brings word that the legendary Hollywood star is set to headline Paramount Pictures‘ Toni Erdmann remake. Directed by Maren Ade, the German-Austrian dramedy premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and has been met with critical acclaim the world over. It is currently up for the “Best Foreign Language Film” Oscar.
UPDATE: Variety is now reporting that Kristen Wiig is attached to play Toni Erdmann’s second lead. The Ghostbusters star will play the daughter of Nicholson’s character.
Toni Erdmann tells the story of a father (Peter Simonischek) who, hoping to reconnect with his career-minded daughter, creates the titular Toni Erdmann, a fictional life coach who winds up wreaking havoc with the daughter’s professional life.
Jack Nicholson last appeared in the romantic comedy drama How Do You Know opposite Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson. Written and directed by James L. Brooks, the film was released by Columbia Pictures in 2010. Nicholson’s last role before that was a full decade ago, starring opposite Morgan Freeman in The Bucket List.
The English language Toni Erdmann remake will be produced by the Gary Sanchez Productions offshoot Gloria Sanchez Productions. Jessica Elbuam, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will produce alongside Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski. The original film’s director, Maren Ade, will serve as executive producer.
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