Chris Tucker in Talks for Two New Films

PHOENIX - MARCH 20:  Chris Tucker performs at Celebrity Fight Night XVI on March 20, 2010 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night) *** Local Caption *** Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker in Talks for Two New Films

The comedian's big screen hiatus may be over soon.

Published September 7, 2011

Chris Tucker may be making a long-awaited comeback with two new films this year.

 

The funnyman took a hiatus after Rush Hour 3 in 2007, but now, according to Variety, he’s in talks to join David O. Russell’s The Silver Linings Playbook and being considered for a key role in the 20th Century Fox's comedy Neighborhood Watch.

 

The Silver Linings Playbook stars Bradley Cooper as a former high school history teacher who moves in with his mother after he checks out of a mental institution. Tucker will play Cooper's friend who lives in a mental hospital.

 

In Neighborhood Watch, a group of suburban neighbors use their neighborhood watch meetings to escape their families. Tucker would play a recently divorced suburbanite. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill also star.

(Photo: Michael Buckner/GettyImages)

Written by Lisa Johnson

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