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