Jackie Chan, star of such buddy action comedies as the Rush Hour series and Shanghai Noon, is set to develop and star in a new English-language action comedy. Chan’s recent films, Shaolin and the revolutionary epic 1911, were in Chinese, but his English-language efforts are still strong, notably The Karate Kid remake and his voice work in the Kung Fu Panda franchise. Now, Chan’s JC Group International has partnered with the distribution company Talent International Media Group to develop the new project. Jay Longino (Raising Blind) has been tapped to write the script. Hit the jump for more details on Chan’s as-of-yet untitled action comedy project.
The Hemsworth brothers aren’t stars yet, but Hollywood is intent on making them household names by the end of 2011. Chris Hemsworth is set to make the biggest splash cinematically possible as the lead in Thor. The rise of younger brother Liam Hemsworth is a bit more gradual, with roles in Knowing and The Last Song over the last two years. Next year brings him into stage two as the lead in the period epic Arabian Nights.
According to TheWrap, Hemsworth will follow up Arabian Nights with Broken Run, a political thriller set in Washington D.C. Hemsworth is attached to star, and John Singleton (Four Brothers) is attached to direct. If the project lines up a buyer, Jay Longino and Michael Browning are on tap to write the script. Singleton recently wrapped production on the Taylor Lautner thriller Abduction.