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Jack Nicholson & Kristen Wiig To Star In Remake Of "Toni Erdmann"

Jack Nicholson turns 80 in April, and having not made a film since 2010’s How Do You Know , many in Hollywood had assumed he had retired. Indeed, as recently as last month, The Sun newspaper ran an article with the headline 'Jack Nicholson To Retire'. Almost as if in response to such headlines, it's now emerged that Nicholson will be starring in the English-language remake of German comedy Toni Erdmann , opposite Kristen Wiig . The original Toni Erdmann, written and directed by Maren Ade, was first released in Europe in 2016, and only saw a UK release last Friday. It starred Peter Simonischek as a fake teeth-wearing prankster father, and Sandra Hüller as his highly-strung daughter who finds herself on the receiving end of her father’s practical jokes. The film has received universal critical acclaim – including our reviewer here Empire, who called it “a weird, thoughtful, affecting treat”, awarding it the full five stars. It swept the board at the European Film Award

The Departed TV Series Being Developed For Amazon

Variety is reporting Warner Bros. TV and Plan B have teamed with writer Jason Richman to develop a drama series for Amazon inspired by Martin Scorsese’s 2006 Oscar-winner “ The Departed .” The project marks Warner Bros. TV’s first co-production pact with Amazon. Richman is writing the pilot and exec producing with Roy Lee, Michael Connolly, Graham King, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Sarah Esberg, Tripp Vinson, Doug Davison and Gianni Nunneri. Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group and Plan B Entertainment are also producing. The new spin on “Departed” revolves around a young cop who infiltrates a Latino gang in Chicago and battles the gang’s own plant in the police department. Like “Departed,” the series adaptation is also inspired by the 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller “Infernal Affairs.” Richman’s credits include creating and exec producing the 2010 ABC police drama “Detroit 1-8-7” and another ABC drama, 2013’s “Lucky 7.” “Departed” starred Jack Nicholson, Leona

Could There Be A Prequel To The Shining?

Could we be in for a return trip to the Overlook Hotel? Warner Bros. is quietly exploring the possibility of a prequel to “ The Shining ,” the 1980 Stanley Kubrick chillfest that many fans regard as the scariest movie of all time. The studio has solicited the involvement of Hollywood writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis and her partners Bradley Fischer and James Vanderbilt to craft a new take as producers, according to a person familiar with the project who was not authorized to talk about it publicly. The film would focus on what happened before Jack Torrance (of course played memorably onscreen by Jack Nicholson ), his wife and their psychic son arrived at the haunted retreat where Torrance soon descends into violent madness. A WB spokeswoman cautioned that any "Shining" prequel was in a very early stage and not even formally in development. Still, even the possibility of an addition to a modern classic is bound to get film fans excited or riled up (or both). One facto

HOW DO YOU KNOW DVD To Be Released On March 22,2011

On behalf of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we are pleased to present the official assets for HOW DO YOU KNOW which will be available on DVD AND Blu-ray March 22nd, 2011. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson . From legendary director/writer James L. Brooks comes a humorous and romantic look at the “How Do You Know” question. How do you know if you're dating the wrong guy? How do you know if you've chosen the right career path? How do you know if it's time to move on? SYNOPSIS: From legendary director/writer James L. Brooks comes a humorous and romantic look at the “How Do You Know” question. When everything she’s ever known is suddenly taken from her, Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) begins a fling with Matty (Owen Wilson), a major league baseball player and self-centered ladies man. Before their relationship takes off, Lisa meets up with George (Paul Rudd) a straight-arrow businessman facing his own serious issues, both with his f

Matthew Vaughn To Deliver "The Golden Age"

Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class writer/director/producer Matthew Vaughn tells me that a major Hollywood studio is very keen to fully fund his next big project: The Golden Age about a retirement home where superheroes end up. And the title is also a reference to early comic books of the 1930s when Superman and Batman first appeared. It's based on the yet-to-be-published comic book written by Brit TV chat show host Jonathan Ross, who’s a huge comics buff. Vaughn is currently in LA editing X-Men: First Class for Fox, but tells me he wants to get actors attached to the new project before the script is written. His wish list is Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and Warren Beatty to play the retired superheroes who help out their grandchildren when their middle-aged parent screw up the world. Vaughn believes the success of The Expendables and Red shows that audiences are open to the idea of older action heroes. “You have these great star names and they’re mainly playing supportin

Tim Burton's Superman Lives Suit

Superman Lives What could Have Been VFX artist Steve Johnson open up a can and shocked the world today. He revealed images of what Superman Lives could have been on his facebook page . Thank God this never happened. A little history of the film and what could have been. Kevin Smith pitched to Jon Peters his story outline in August 1996, in which Peters gave him permission to write a screenplay. However, Peters presented Smith with three rules, such as wanting Superman to wear an all-black suit , feeling the more traditional suit was "too faggy"; not wanting to see Superman fly , saying that Superman would "look like an overgrown Boy Scout."(In order to deal with this, Smith wrote Superman flying as "a red-and-blue blur in flight, creating a sonic boom every time he flew."); See more Pictures and read the entire story after the Jump.. and have Superman fight a giant spider in the third act . Smith accepted the terms, realizing that he was being

Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson El Presidente

Cruise and  Nicholson To Team Up Again In "El Presidente" Here's a truth we could handle: Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson sharing the big screen again. The two A-listers, who famously squared off in a courtroom in the 1992 blockbuster " A Few Good Men ," could be teaming and going on the run in " El Presidente ," late-night writer Dan Goor's action comedy about a dedicated Secret Service agent assigned to protect a bumbling and degenerate ex-president. Warner Bros. has made an offer to Nicholson for the presidential part, while Cruise has attached himself to the project as the agent, according to several people familiar with the film. The studio could not immediately be reached for comment. The potential pairing of these top stars, which has piqued Hollywood in recent days, is also likely to tantalize fans. In Rob Reiner's "Men," Cruise, as lieutenant judge's advocate Daniel Kaffee, defends two court-martialed Marines and