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.