Silver Linings Playbook returns Chris Tucker to the big screen with his first role in five years. It's been a long wait since 2007's Rush Hour 3, but the comedic actor doesn't plan on taking another long break. He's already eyeing his next project, an American remake of the French comedy The Intouchables, which follows an ex-con (Omar Sy) who takes a job caring for a wealthy quadriplegic (François Cluzet).
Here's what he had to say in a recent interview, when asked if he was actually considering the project.
"I've seen it and yes, I have been talking with them (producers) about doing it. I hope something will come out of it because I really like the movie and they are in the process of getting it together. So there's a possibility that it might happen."
The Intouchables has earned over $400 million worldwide, starring François Cluzet and Ceasar award winner Omar Sy. While the black ex-con caters to the wealthy white man in the original, it is not known if the same will hold true for the remake. It is very possible that Chris Tucker will be taking on the role of the injured millionaire now bound to a wheelchair.
The Weinstein Company, which released the comedy domestically in May, has secured the remake rights, with Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) attached to write and direct the American version. The Intouchables will also be France's entry in the Best Foreign Language Film race at this year's Oscars.