Nick Cassavetes may direct Jackie Chan in action thriller The Foreigner
Variety is reporting that recent "The Good, The Bad & The Badass" subject Jackie Chan is final talks to star in an action thriller titled THE FOREIGNER for STX Entertainment. Nick Cassavetes (THE OTHER WOMAN, ALPHA DOG) is in negotiations to direct the planned movie from a script by ENEMY OF THE STATE and LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD screenwriter David Marconi, which is based on the 1992 Stephen Leather novel The Chinaman.
The film will see Chan going all COLLATERAL DAMAGE as "a restaurant owner in London’s Chinatown who is tracking down a group of Irish terrorists responsible for the death of his daughter." Production is expected to begin this October.
THE FOREIGNER sounds like it will be a little more serious compared to many of Jackie Chan's previous movie (especially his U.S. ones), but the actor isn't done goofing around in his films. Last month we learned Chan will return as Chon Wang in a third SHANGHAI NOON flick.
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