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Jackie Chan Gearing Up for New Comedy 'Spy Next Door'

August 05, 2008 08:50:19 GMT

The kung fu movie icon has been reported to be tapped to star in another action comedy film 'The Spy Next Door'.


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Throughout his filming career Jackie Chan has been combining his acrobatic fighting style and comic timing for his kung fu and action films resulting him to be among Hollywood movie stars and a cultural icon. Following the success of his two latest film, "The Forbidden Kingdom" and "Kung Fu Panda", the 54-year-old is going to exchange fists and tickle moviegoers once again through "The Spy Next Door".

According to reports, Chan has been touted to star in the action comedy movie acting as a man who is hired to baby-sit his neighbor's children but ends up fighting off secret agents after one of the kids accidentally downloads a secret code. For this project, he will be teaming up with producers Robert Simonds and Ryan Kavanaugh and 2005 "Are We There Yet?" helmer Brian Levant.

In "Forbidden Kingdom", Chan stars alongside another kung fu icon Jet Li and rising Hollywood actor Michael Angarano. The action fantasy movie about a kung fu obsessed American teenager thrown into ancient china in a quest to return a magical staff to its rightful owner has pulled in an impressive $105.8 million worldwide. Meanwhile, his "Kung Fu Panda" film in which he voiced Monkey has collected $364.6 million from both the domestic and overseas sales.

© AceShowbiz.com




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