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.