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UPDATED: Jack Nicholson to star in the American Toni Erdmann remake, his first film since 2010

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Jack Nicholson hasn’t been in a new movie since 2010, but apparently he’s found the project that will bring him out of semi-retirement: According to Variety, he’s going to play the lead in a remake of Germany’s critically-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated Toni Erdmann. Nicholson will star as the false-teeth-loving father (played by Peter Simonischek in the original) who begins to infiltrate his consultant daughter’s life as the irreverent and bewigged Toni.

Though it seems likely that there will be some significant changes to the film—which in its current form is three hours long and contains full frontal nudity—the good news is that Nicholson is passionate about Maren Ade’s original film. Variety reports that he brought the concept to Paramount, given that he was such a “huge fan.” Ade will also have something of a role: She’ll serve as an executive producer. Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum are producing through their company Gloria Sanchez Productions, which aims to promote female voices.


Update: Variety now adds that Kristen Wiig has been cast as the no-nonsense daughter of Nicholson’s character.

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