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Tucker to star in The Silver Linings Playbook

07 September 2011

Chris Tucker has nabbed himself a role in David O Russell’s The Silver Lingings Playbook.

The star is also considering another role in the Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn comedy film Neighbourhood Watch.

This is a quite an unexpected move and looks to be a bit of a comeback, as Tucker hasn’t been seen in a movie since Rush Hour 3 and since 1998 his only acting roles have been in Brett Ratner franchise.

According to Variety, he’s pretty much locked into a deal to star in the drama film, which will see Bradley Cooper star as a former high school teacher who is institutionalised for depression. After his release he goes into the care of his mother and attempt to win back his ex-wife, with little success, all this goes on whilst he becomes involved with his equally troubled neighbour.

Tucker is in talks to play the role of Danny, who has been described as a friends of Cooper’s from the mental institution who breaks out on numerous occasions to visit him, and provide some fun and guidance.

As for Neighbourhood Watch he’s in talks to play Jamacrus, a recent divorcee who most likely signs on to the neighbourhood watch.

Nothing is in stone for either films at the moment but hopefully Tucker is finally making his movie comeback.


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