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Jack Nicholson & Kristen Wiig set to star in a remake of Toni Erdmann

02.07.2017

Update: Well, that certainly didn't take very long. Variety updated their article to say that the role of the daughter in TONI ERDMANN will be played by Kristen Wiig.

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It's been some time since we last saw Jack Nicholson headline a film, but now Variety reports that the actor is set to star in an English-language remake of Maren Ade's TONI ERDMANN. Woohoo!

The outlet reports that Paramount Pictures have acquired the remake rights to the German film and that Jack Nicholson is attached to play the main character. TONI ERDMANN, which was recently landed an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film, follows a practical joking father who attempts to reconnect with his hard-working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach. So, plenty of opportunities for Nicholson to bring the crazy. No word on who will be playing his daughter. Maren Ade, writer and director of the original TONI ERDMANN, will be on-board as an executive producer along with Adam McKay and Will Ferrell.

Jack Nicholson last appeared in James L. Brooks' HOW DO YOU KNOW all the way back in 2010, so it's certainly good to have him back. Nicholson was a big fan of TONI ERDMAN and approached Paramount himself with the idea to star in it, which quickly got the ball rolling for the studio to secure the rights.

Source: Variety

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3:24AM on 02/08/2017
A remake is not necessary. A bit of international influence would do the US good. Why not just showing the original movie?
A remake is not necessary. A bit of international influence would do the US good. Why not just showing the original movie?
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11:36PM on 02/07/2017
Haven't seen the film but it seems like it really resonated with Nicholson, which is promising to hear. I'm guessing this will be one of the final, if not THE final, film he stars in, so I'm glad it's something he's passionate about.
Haven't seen the film but it seems like it really resonated with Nicholson, which is promising to hear. I'm guessing this will be one of the final, if not THE final, film he stars in, so I'm glad it's something he's passionate about.
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10:09PM on 02/07/2017
Always good to see Nicholson, but still an unnecessary remake
Always good to see Nicholson, but still an unnecessary remake
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9:01PM on 02/07/2017

well

Not necesary in my Opinion .
Not necesary in my Opinion .
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7:11PM on 02/07/2017
Wow. I never thought he'd do a movie again. Great news. Now if only there was a project to lure Sean Connery out of retirement
Wow. I never thought he'd do a movie again. Great news. Now if only there was a project to lure Sean Connery out of retirement
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7:20PM on 02/07/2017
Sean Connery is 86 years old... Let the man rest. Jack is 79 and this will probably be his last job for sure. He probably wants that one last Oscar nomination.
Sean Connery is 86 years old... Let the man rest. Jack is 79 and this will probably be his last job for sure. He probably wants that one last Oscar nomination.
1:05PM on 02/08/2017
Gene Hackman, also 86, is the one I want to see back on the screen.
Gene Hackman, also 86, is the one I want to see back on the screen.
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