Chris Tucker's last role was in 2007's Rush Hour 3, but the actor-comedian is looking to make a comeback with roles in two upcoming movies: director David O. Russell's follow-up to The Fighter, The Silver Linings Playbook, and 20th Century Fox's upcoming comedy Neighborhood Watch.
Variety reports that Tucker is in talks for The Silver Linings Playbook, based on the 2008 novel by Matthew Quick. The movie follows Bradley Cooper as a former high school teacher who is released from a mental institution, moves in with his mother, and tries to win back his ex-wife but falls for his neighbor (Jennifer Lawrence) instead. Robert De Niro will play Cooper's father, while Tucker will play Danny, Cooper's friend in the mental institution. Production will begin this fall, with Tucker likely joining once he finishes his stand-up tour in November. Tucker in the neighborhood; Mulligan with the dead Posted 09.07.11 by Ryan
There's been plenty of casting rumors surrounding writer-director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Southern" movie Django Unchained, which blends elements of the Western genre and exploitation movies. Tarntino's Inglourious Basterds actor Christoph Waltz was the first actor rumored for the project, something both the director and actor publicly stated wasn't a done deal.
In early May, Will Smith was rumored for the lead role, though there was some question as to whether the actor would actually sign on to the movie. The latest actor associated with the movie is Leonardo DiCaprio. who will play the lead role? >> Posted 06.08.11 by Ryan
Rush Hour director Brett Ratner and star Chris Tucker are set to collaborate again--but this time without pal Jackie Chan.
The two are putting together an adaptation of Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra, a tell-all book by writer William Stadiem and Sinatra valet George Jacobs. Tucker, who hasn't worked for anyone but Ratner in years, will play Jacobs, who worked for Sinatra during the height of the Rat Pack era.
Perhaps Jackie Chan can play Sinatra?
Source: Variety. Posted 09.20.07 by reelz