Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson is reportedly set to come out of retirement to star in an English-language remake of Toni Erdmann.
The Hollywood icon, who’s starred in classics such as The Shining and The Departed, last made an appearance in 2010’s How Do You Know before retiring due to financial reasons. However, according to reports, the thespian plans to make a comeback as an elderly music teacher who creates an alter-ego to become his daughter’s life coach.
The making of the movie would also represent a dramatic U-turn on the part of Toni Erdmann director Maren Ade, who earlier insisted that she had no interest in remaking the critically acclaimed film. Speaking of Hollywood she said, “I’m afraid that here it’s very, very far away from the way I’m working.”
“I’m in such a luxury position in Europe and I’m lucky to be my own producer. I have so many freedoms that I think it would be really complicated to give them up – and for what reason?”
Paramount Pictures has, however, acquired the rights to the original Oscar-nominated movie and Nicholson is slated to star opposite Kristen Wiig, according to Variety.
The studio is still looking to attach a director and writer but reports suggest 79-year-old Nicholson is keen to play a central role in the remake. Here’s to a comeback that should prove as good as it gets.