Jack Nicholson, Kristen Wiig to Star in “Toni Erdmann” Remake at Paramount

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Jack Nicholson Kristen Wiig Toni Erdmann

Those who feared that ’s last film would be 2010’s forgettable How Do You Know? can rest easy, because’s Jack’s back, baby!

Nicholson is attached to star in an English-language remake of this year’s acclaimed foreign film TONI ERDMANN alongside , who will play his daughter, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

The film is taking shape at Paramount after Nicholson saw the original and personally lobbied studio chief to secure the remake rights, according to Variety, which broke the news.

Wiig will also produce the movie with , and of Gloria Sanchez Productions, while original Toni Erdmann writer-director will executive produce along with the original film’s producers and .

There’s no writer or director attached yet, but expect this to be one of the more coveted assignments at the studio.

The original Toni Erdmann follows a goofy father (Peter Simonischek) who tries to reconnect with his straight-laced daughter (Sandra Huller) by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her boss’ life coach.

Sony Pictures Classics released the German comedy, which earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations this year.

Nicholson appeared to have retired following How Do You Know, though he was once attached to star in St. Vincent before ultimately ceding the role to Bill Murray. Warner Bros. tried to get the 79-year-old actor to star in its films The Judge and 42, but Nicholson opted to stay on the sidelines.

Wiig recently starred in Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot and next stars opposite Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing. She’s represented by UTA.

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