Those who feared that Jack Nicholson’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 Kristen Wiig, who will play his daughter, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Wiig will also produce the movie with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum of Gloria Sanchez Productions, while original Toni Erdmann writer-director Maren Ade will executive produce along with the original film’s producers Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski.
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.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief