Actor-comedian Chris Tucker returns to the big screen after a five year absence in the upcoming comedy-drama “Silver Linings Playbook”. The Georgia native appeared on the "Today" show Wednesday morning to discuss the film which co-stars Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. In the movie Cooper plays a former teacher and mental patient who‘s trying to get his life back together while Tucker plays his friend Danny.
“It’s a fun part. It’s a great part because I get to show a serious side of myself but the character’s fun got a lot of depth.”
Tucker added it was like being in a dream to work with screen legend De Niro. When asked about another “Rush Hour” film, he told the morning show crew he and co-star Jackie Chan want to do another one.
“Silver Linings Playbook” is a comeback for Tucker, who last starred in 2007’s “Rush Hour 3” with Chan. Tucker’s other film credits include “Friday”, “Dead Presidents”, “The Fifth Element”, and “Jackie Brown”.
“Silver Linings Playbook” opens nationwide on Friday November 21.