The For­eigner

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IT’S un­real to see Jackie Chan, 63, look­ing trag­i­cally sad. But that’s how he looks through­out the trailer for his up­com­ing flick The For­eigner. The last time Chan looked this sad, it was in the film Shin­juku In­ci­dent (2009) in which he played a re­luc­tant triad boss who only wanted to fix trac­tors. In The For­eigner – di­rected by Martin Camp­bell (Casino Royale) – Chan plays Quan, a restau­rant owner in Lon­don’s Chi­na­town. His world turns up­side down when his daugh­ter (Katie Le­ung who you’d re­mem­ber as Cho Chang in the Harry Pot­ter movies) is killed in a ter­ror­ist at­tack. Not get­ting any jus­tice for what hap­pened, the heart­bro­ken and an­gry Quan de­cides to take things into his own hands. His first step is to shake­down Liam Hen­nessy (Pierce Bros­nan), who may or may not have been in­volved in the at­tack. In the movie in­for­ma­tion sheet re­leased by GSC Movies, a pro­ducer is quoted say­ing: “There is an ab­so­lutely dif­fer­ent Jackie Chan in The For­eigner, but at the same time, it’s a brand new ac­tion movie filled with Jackie Chan’s soul.” This ac­tion-packed film is based on the 1992 novel The Chi­na­man by Stephen Leather. – Mumtaj Begum

opens at cin­e­mas na­tion­wide on Sept 28.

The jury is still out on who wins for most grey hair. — Photos: GSC Movies

It’s rush hour and Jackie Chan needs to use the loo ... badly.

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