The return of Chris Tucker has its 'Silver Linings'
Chris Tucker’s latest hiatus appears to be coming to an end, Variety's Jeff Sneider exclusively reports: The motor-mouthed comic, who last appeared on the big screen in 2007’s “Rush Hour 3,” is in talks to join David O. Russell’s “The Silver Linings Playbook” at the same time he’s circling a key role in 20th Century Fox’s comedy “Neighborhood Watch.” Prone to long stretches of inactivity, Tucker has made only three movies since 1998 — all of them from the “Rush Hour” franchise, the last of which came after a break that dragged on for six years, in part because Tucker was in no hurry to make it. "Playbook” stars Bradley Cooper as a former high school teacher who’s institutionalized for depression and released into the care of his mother. He tries to win back his ex-wife but becomes involved with an eccentric neighbor (Jennifer Lawrence) with problems of her own. Tucker will play Cooper’s spirited friend who lives in a mental hospital but often escapes to visit the troubled protag. As for “Neighborhood Watch,” Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill are set to star in the Akiva Schaffer-directed laffer; he'll play a divorcee who joinsRead Full Article