Jack Is Back: Nicholson Making First Movie Since 2010
He'll reportedly star in remake of acclaimed German film
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2017 10:05 AM CST
Actor Jack Nicholson is seen before the start of a 152-pound title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(Newser) – Jack Nicholson, whose last film was 2010's How Do You Know, is back: Sources tell Variety that he and Kristen Wiig will star in a remake of German flick Toni Erdmann. The original, which debuted at Cannes last year, was nominated for the best foreign film awards at this year's Golden Globes and upcoming Oscars. It's about a prankster dad who tries to reconnect with a workaholic daughter by pretending to be her CEO's life coach, and Nicholson was said to be a big fan—it was reportedly the 80-year-old's idea to make an English-language version. Variety's sources say Paramount Pictures has acquired the remake rights, but Paramount has not officially commented. (Click for 20 pictures of a young Nicholson.)

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