Jackie Chan, consummate martial arts expert and global superstar, is taking on perhaps his biggest role yet. In 1911, Chan will portray Huang Xing, the first commander-in-chief of the army of the Republic of China, the right hand man of Sun Yat-Sen (played by Winston Chao). The story of 1911 is being marketed as a historically accurate portrayal of the early 20th century rebellion of the Chinese people against the Qing Dynasty and interfering Western influences. That last part is particularly interesting as it seems that 1911 will have the same day-and-date release both in the US and in China.
While this may not actually be Jackie Chan’s 100th film, the revolutionary war epic is being billed as such. 1911 also stars Li Bingbing as Xuzong Han, Xing’s wife. Hit the jump to check out the new trailer and movie poster.