Jack Nicholson Has Officially Retired Again After Pulling Out Of Film

The actor will no longer star in the film that was set to bring him out of retirement.

Early last year it was announced that Jack Nicholson would be coming out of retirement to star in a remake of the German Oscar-nominated film Toni Erdmann, but now it appears that might not be the case.

Nicholson was set to star alongside Kristen Wiig in the English-language remake of the film, which follows a father who attempts to reconnect with his daughter by creating the titular alter-ego and posing as a life coach.

The original was nominated for the Best Foreign Film at both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.

Sadly, those who were hoping to see Nicholson back on screens may be disappointed to hear the actor has since pulled out of the production.

The Wrap reported Nicholson had stepped out of the leading role, as well as some other changes behind the scenes including the former producing team of Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner also withdrawing from the film.

Wiig is still locked-in and set to star, and writer Lisa Cholodenko is now set to direct.

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Wiig is still set to star in the English-language remake. Image: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Nicholson's last film was the mercilessly unfunny How Do You Know back in 2010, which also starred Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn and Paul Rudd. Despite the A+ cast, the film failed to engage audiences.

After slipping out of the limelight in 2010, there were rumours of projects Nicholson could be working on, but they never came to fruition. In 2013 Radar quoted a source claiming the actor had memory issues which led to his decision to retire.

Nicholson denied the claims saying he had a "mathematician's brain" but that he didn't want to work until the day he died.

"I mean, I'm not driven. I was driven -- but I'm not, I don't have to be out there any more," he said in 2013.

"In fact, there's part of me that never really liked being out there... You get older, you change."

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