Yes, it’s been 7 years since Jack Nicholson, one of the biggest Hollywood stars ever, appeared on big screens (it was in 2010’s “How Do You Know”), but now fortunately for us fans, this unusual halt is about to end.

Nicholson has just joined the upcoming remake of one of the best foreign films of the decade. As Variety reports, the actor has boarded the English-language version of the German comedy-drama called “Toni Erdmann.”

Paramount bought the rights to the movie and Nicholson will (as expected) play the lead character, while Kristen Wiig (one of our favorite actresses) will apparently be portraying his daughter.

The project still lacks both the director and the writer, but the movie already has a myriad of successful producers attached: Adam McKay (Big Short), Will Ferrell, and Maren Ade (the writer and director of the original movie).

What We Know About The Original “Toni Erdmann” Movie

The film was first shown at Cannes Film Festival last year and the plot follows Winfried Conradi, an older man who lives for practical jokes and loves to create weird alternate personas. He decides to reconnect with his daughter, Ines, who has moved to Bucharest, Romania to pursue a business consulting career. Winfried then creates a new alter-ego, Toni Erdmann, in order to get closer to her.

The original German version of “Toni Erdmann” has earned and been nominated for numerous awards (5 European Film Awards; nominated for a BAFTA and Golden Globe), while it will soon go up against Land of Mine, A Man Called Ove, The Salesman and Tanna in this year’s Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film category.

Truly an amazing story! Can’t wait for the remake.