Jack Nicholson Set To Return To Acting After Seven Years ‘Retired’

by : Francesca Donovan on : 01 Feb 2017 16:19
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We all know all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.


But Jack Nicholson is taking a brief hiatus from his self-imposed retirement from film and returning to the silver screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The star of The Departed is back after seven years away from the spotlight.


His last film appearance in James L. Brooks’ 2010 ensemble rom-com How Do You Know? was met with weak critique.


However, the role 79-year-old Nicholson now has his eye on should silence the critics.

The Academy award-winning screen-acting legend is set to co-star in Paramount’s English-language remake of Toni Erdmann.

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Writer and director, Maren Ade’s original German language film is Oscar-nominated this year for its comedic drama and the touching narrative which follows a woman who tries to reconnect with her estranged father, Peter Simonischek.

Nicholson will play the practical joker, Simonischek, and Kristen Wiig is on board to portray his long-suffering workaholic daughter, Sandra Huller.

No doubt he will receive a warm welcome from his fans and peers alike.


Will Ferrell will produce, alongside Adam McKay and Jessica Elbuam.


While the feature film promises to be more The Bucket List than One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, all it will take is a stellar performance from Jack and A Few Good Men to make his re-entry into Hollywood an easy ride.

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

Topics: Film and TV


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    Jack Nicholson, Kristen Wiig to Star in Paramount's 'Toni Erdmann' Remake