Jack Nicholson attached to remake Oscar nom ‘Toni Erdmann’


Los Angeles (AP) – After a seven year hiatus from film, Jack Nicholson is expected to return to the big screen in an English language remake of the Oscar-nominated German comedy “Toni Erdmann

Nicholson last appeared in a film in 2010 in James L Brooks’s “How Do You Know” and has been considered by many to be retired from film acting.

“The movie business is the greatest business but I only want to do films that move people, films about emotions and people,” Nicholson said in a 2013 interview.

“Toni Erdmann,” from writer-director Maren Ade, became somewhat of an international sensation after its Cannes premiere in May 2016.  The film, about a father with a proclivity for corny pranks who tries to get his overworked grown daughter to lighten up, is up for a foreign language Oscar this year.  Ade will executive produce the remake, but no director has been set.