Jack Nicholson to Star in ‘Toni Erdmann’ Remake

Maren Ade’s European Film Award winning, BAFTA nominated and Oscar nominated ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ Toni Erdmann is being remade by Paramount with Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig set to take the lead roles.

Ade will act as Executive Producer alongside her producing partners Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski, while The Big Short director Adam McKay will produce the film with Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and star Kristen Wiig.

Nicholson will be taking his first acting role for nearly 7 years and will play the film’s central character originally played by Peter Simonischek.

There are currently no names attached to write or direct the project.

Toni Erdmann is currently in UK cinemas.

Source: Variety
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  • Joseph Wade

    I am shocked and appalled by the American film industry’s sheer arrogance at attempting to remake such a poignant film so soon after the original. The inclusions of Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig amongst the list of producers, as well as Wiig’s casting, has left me with zero hope for the production managing to recreate the atmosphere of the original and I am even less convinced that they can tackle so many themes so intricately as happened in Maren Ade’s film.