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Chris Tucker returns to the big screen to star in The Rabbit

Dec. 6, 2010by: Niki Stephens

Who misses Chris Tucker?

Good news! He's back! Warner Bros. has bought the spec script for THE RABBIT which Tucker will be starring in.

There are little details on the project. Micah Barnett, an unknown writer penned the script. Dan Lin (SHERLOCK HOLMES) is producing. As far as details on the plot, this is all that was given: "Think MIDNIGHT RUN". So nay on the rabbits? There's no director or any other actors/actresses involved at this point.

The last time we saw Tucker was in RUSH HOUR 3 (2007). Where the hell did he go? In May, J.A. Hamilton was wondering the same thing in the C'MON HOLLYWOOD! column. I don't really have an answer for why he disappeared. Maybe he wanted out of the spotlight like Dave Chappelle. Honestly, I really liked the guy.

Does anyone else miss seeing Tucker in films?

Extra Tidbit: Images of Tucker were edited out from stock footage, in the "Next Friday" (2000) DVD bonus material.
Source: Deadline

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2:56PM on 12/07/2010

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bomont livingston is his best role in jackie brown!
bomont livingston is his best role in jackie brown!
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12:46PM on 12/07/2010
Oops, yeah I forgot he was in Dead Presidents.
Oops, yeah I forgot he was in Dead Presidents.
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12:44PM on 12/07/2010
Undeniable talent, but I'll respect him more if he doesn't do the same old schitck. The closest we've seen to him branching out was him being a bit more flamboyant in The Fifth Element.
Undeniable talent, but I'll respect him more if he doesn't do the same old schitck. The closest we've seen to him branching out was him being a bit more flamboyant in The Fifth Element.
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11:33AM on 12/07/2010

Hopefully it's a good vehicle

As I understand it, Tucker actually filmed quite a bit of material for a mockumentary about the first black president, which accounted for $20 of a $40 million deal he made to do Rush Hour 2. That project fell apart. Then you have his somewhat subdued, dramatic turn in Dead Presidents- dude has a little bit of range, but like others say, he seems to only do a movie when and if he needs the money.
As I understand it, Tucker actually filmed quite a bit of material for a mockumentary about the first black president, which accounted for $20 of a $40 million deal he made to do Rush Hour 2. That project fell apart. Then you have his somewhat subdued, dramatic turn in Dead Presidents- dude has a little bit of range, but like others say, he seems to only do a movie when and if he needs the money.
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6:23AM on 12/07/2010
Cool. I didn't really miss the guy or anything but I like his comedy and it'll be cool to laugh to his skits / jokes / antics again.
Cool. I didn't really miss the guy or anything but I like his comedy and it'll be cool to laugh to his skits / jokes / antics again.
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6:05AM on 12/07/2010
Didn't he say that he only does movies when he's running low on money. That's why he did Rush Hour 3. He just does a movie and lives off the money for a couple of years and then does another one. I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere. That's why he's in so few movies. I guess the Rush Hour 3 money is running low. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Makes perfect sense, I'm surprised there aren't more actors that do it.
Didn't he say that he only does movies when he's running low on money. That's why he did Rush Hour 3. He just does a movie and lives off the money for a couple of years and then does another one. I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere. That's why he's in so few movies. I guess the Rush Hour 3 money is running low. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Makes perfect sense, I'm surprised there aren't more actors that do it.
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11:31AM on 12/07/2010
That actually makes sense, because I read he was trying to unload some houses recently, which, like Nic Cage, would indicate money troubles.
That actually makes sense, because I read he was trying to unload some houses recently, which, like Nic Cage, would indicate money troubles.
5:06PM on 12/07/2010
I'm surprised Wesley Snipes didn't do it. I guess he's going to film his own version of "I'm Still Here" - but from behind bars.
I'm surprised Wesley Snipes didn't do it. I guess he's going to film his own version of "I'm Still Here" - but from behind bars.
4:05AM on 12/07/2010

Don't forget about

Chris Tucker in Money Talks: sooo underrated.
Chris Tucker in Money Talks: sooo underrated.
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2:43AM on 12/07/2010

Ruby Rod was hilarious

yea I miss the guy. I hope this turns outto be good.
yea I miss the guy. I hope this turns outto be good.
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11:45PM on 12/06/2010

Ruby Rod

all niiiight loooong. haha.
all niiiight loooong. haha.
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10:01PM on 12/06/2010
I for one haven't missed Chris tucker he's not funny and his performance in Friday was annoying. How many times can you say man and think its funny.Were better off without the unfunny moron clogging up theaters
I for one haven't missed Chris tucker he's not funny and his performance in Friday was annoying. How many times can you say man and think its funny.Were better off without the unfunny moron clogging up theaters
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9:53PM on 12/06/2010
he is painfully annoying. pass
he is painfully annoying. pass
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9:41PM on 12/06/2010
I'll admit that I thought all three Rush Hour's were pretty damn funny.
I'll admit that I thought all three Rush Hour's were pretty damn funny.
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9:24PM on 12/06/2010

Baaa Baaa Baaa!

As a person who likes to laugh I can safely say I'm not welcoming his return. He's the antithesis of comedy for people who think yelling loudly is comedy.
As a person who likes to laugh I can safely say I'm not welcoming his return. He's the antithesis of comedy for people who think yelling loudly is comedy.
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9:05PM on 12/06/2010
Will always love him becase of "Smokey" from "Friday". Also he was in the criminally underrated "The Fifth Element" and so he gets extra "props" for that flick.
Will always love him becase of "Smokey" from "Friday". Also he was in the criminally underrated "The Fifth Element" and so he gets extra "props" for that flick.
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3:38AM on 12/07/2010
of course you like him
of course you like him
8:53PM on 12/06/2010

Chris Tucker is a genius.

He knows EXACTLY how much is too much Chris Tucker. So he does 1 movie every couple of years and you go "Oh hey! It's Chris Tucker, what's he been up to?" and then disappears without getting to that "I am sick of Chris Tucker" point. Love that guy.
He knows EXACTLY how much is too much Chris Tucker. So he does 1 movie every couple of years and you go "Oh hey! It's Chris Tucker, what's he been up to?" and then disappears without getting to that "I am sick of Chris Tucker" point. Love that guy.
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8:49PM on 12/06/2010
I definitely miss Chris Tucker! Friday has to be one of the funniest movies I've seen. However, when Tucker went all reborn Christian on us, his comedy changed. And if I have the story right, he doesn't do comedy like Friday anymore. (Which is a shame because that's the Chris Tucker I miss.) So, while I hope The Rabbit will be a new stone turned, I think we might not get the old Chris Tucker. Regardless, I'm hoping this turns out well and I'm excited to see what comes of this.
I definitely miss Chris Tucker! Friday has to be one of the funniest movies I've seen. However, when Tucker went all reborn Christian on us, his comedy changed. And if I have the story right, he doesn't do comedy like Friday anymore. (Which is a shame because that's the Chris Tucker I miss.) So, while I hope The Rabbit will be a new stone turned, I think we might not get the old Chris Tucker. Regardless, I'm hoping this turns out well and I'm excited to see what comes of this.
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