Jackie Chan is ready to head back to his "Rush Hour" and "Shanghai Noon" glory days.
The actor is going to be starring in an upcoming English language action comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The planned project will tell the story of a detective (Chan) who is hired to find an American gambler who's racked up quite a bill with a Macau casino syndicate.
The movie will be produced in China, and will be set in Hong Kong, Macau, Eastern Europe and mainland China. No word yet on who will play the American, but it seems like Chan has opted out of the buddy comedy formula that has worked so well for him in the past.
Newcomer Jay Longino has been hired to pen the script, Chan will produce as well as star in the project. Hopefully he'll bring on some of his old friends for the film as well. It's still too early to know who will direct it, but we'd love to see him reteam with Brett Ratner or David Dobkin for his return to American big screens.
Beyond the "Kung Fu Panda" animated movies, the last time we saw Chan in theaters was with 2010's "The Karate Kid." His focus in Hollywood has seemingly been on kids' movies ever since "Rush Hour 3" came out in 2007. It's exciting to hear that he's returning to the comedy action genre, and hopefully this upcoming untitled movie be geared more towards adults than children.
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