As we reported several weeks ago, we can now confirm that comedian Chris Tucker is making his way back to film with two new projects! According to Variety and Movieweb, Tucker has landed In The Silver Linings Playbook and Neighborhood Watch. Our sources tell us that there is even more on the horizon from Tucker, and we are not talking about his current tour either. But we will be able to drop that news after we can confirm it in the next few days.
Anyway, here is the article from Movieweb;
Comedic actor Chris Tucker, who hasn’t made a movie since the 2007 sequel Rush Hour 3, is in talks for roles in both The Silver Linings Playbook and Neighborhood Watch.
The Weinstein Company’s The Silver Linings Playbook stars Bradley Cooper as a former high school teacher who is committed to an institution for depression. When he gets out, he tries to win back his ex-wife, and ends up falling for his neighbor instead. Jennifer Lawrence is attached to portray the neighbor, while Robert De Niro will play the main character’s father. Chris Tucker is in talks to play Danny, who lives in the mental hospital where Bradley Cooper was institutionalized.
As for Neighborhood Watch, Chris Tucker is eyeing the role of Jamarcus, a recently-divorced man who joins the suburban Neighborhood Watch group along with Ben Stiller,Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill. 20th Century Fox is behind the comedy project.
It isn’t known if the deals are sealed for Chris Tucker to star in either project yet.
The Silver Linings Playbook comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro. The film is directed by David O. Russell.
Neighborhood Watch comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jonah Hill. The film is directed by Akiva Schaffer.
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