Robert Downey Jr. is trying to lure Jack Nicholson out of retirement for a role in the next Sherlock Holmes film, according to RadarOnline.
"Bob's determined to be the one to bring back Jack," a source revealed, adding that Downey is willing to lower his own salary if it will help bring Nicholson on board.
Nicholson, 77, has spent most of his time on the golf course after deciding to retire last year, reported Radar.
"Having just announced Sherlock Holmes 3, Bob is begging Jack to play a role in the film," said the source.
Downey, 49, also supposedly tried getting the Hollywood legend to play his father in the upcoming "The Judge," a job that eventually went to Robert Duvall.
"Jack hasn't said no, which is very encouraging to Bob," the source said. "But he needs Jack more than Jack needs him, so there are a lot of emails, phone calls and gifts going Jack's way."
So he's sending women over to Nicholson's house?
After Nicholson appeared in the 2010 flop "How Do You Know" with Reese Witherspoon, he decided to step away from acting. Rumors flew that Nicholson retired because he was having trouble remembering lines, an idea Nicholson's camp dismissed.
The source said the "Iron Man" actor and director Guy Ritchie "are both courting Jack for the movie and Bob's even cutting his fee in the movie so Jack can get the most money he's been paid since the '90s.
"It's the only way he'll leave that golf course."