In 2008, Gene Wilder basically announced his retirement — at that point, he hadn’t acted since a 2003 guest appearance on Will and Grace, and his last film role was in NBC’s Alice in Wonderland TV movie back in 1999. Since then, Wilder has written some books, but has mostly stayed out of the spotlight. That may change if Steven Spielberg has his way, as the director is reportedly seeking to get Wilder out of retirement for an upcoming film project.
Steven Spielberg is is now loaded for bare with possible upcoming projects, as he's just attached himself to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'The BFG.' After having spent the last two years without making a film, he's now got a slew of potential follow ups to his last effort 'Lincoln.'