Seann William Scott Rounds Out Cast Of SKIPTRACE With Jackie Chan And Fan Bingbing

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
The cast of upcoming Jackie Chan action comedy Skiptrace is now complete with word that Seann William Scott will join the iconic action star and Fan Bingbing in the US / China co-production. Scott will play an American gambler recruited by a Hong Kong detective to help get his niece out of trouble with a local crime boss. Read the full announcement below.

Los Angeles, CA (October 21 2013) - Seann William Scott (AMERICAN REUNION, ROLE MODELS) has joined Jackie Chan (RUSH HOUR, THE KARATE KID) and Fan Bingbing (X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST) in Academy Award nominated director Sam Fell's action comedy SKIPTRACE, it was announced today by Exclusive Media's Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East and Beijing based Talent International Film Co., Ltd.'s President Esmond Ren.
 
Set to start production on January 13, 2014 SKIPTRACE will be produced as a Sino-Foreign co-production by Exclusive Media and Talent International (北京唐德国际电影文化有限公司) (CHINESE ZODIAC 12), who will also co-finance the film. In addition to starring, Chan is a producer on SKIPTRACE. David Gerson is also attached to produce. The project was brought to Exclusive Media by Dasym Investment Strategies B.V.'s (formerly Cyrte Investments) Charlie Coker, who will act as executive producer on the film along with Dasym.
 
Exclusive Media's Senior Executive VP, Production, Damien Saccani is overseeing the production on behalf of the company. Alex Walton, President of International Sales and Distribution is handling international rights to the film.
 
Based on Chan's original idea, SKIPTRACE is written by Jay Longino and co-written by THE SITTER scribes Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, and David Posamentier and Geoff Moore (BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY).  The film follows Bennie Black (Jackie Chan), a Hong Kong detective who has been tracking notorious crime boss Victor Wong for over a decade.  When Bennie's young niece Bai (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with Wong's crime syndicate, Bennie must track down the only man who can help him: fast-talking American gambler Connor Watts (Seann William Scott).  Bennie races against the clock to bring Connor back to Hong Kong and the unlikely pair embark on an entertaining and perilous adventure from the snowy mountains of Mongolia to the windswept dunes of the Gobi desert.
 
"Being part of great movies such as ROLE MODELS, THE RUNDOWN and the iconic AMERICAN PIE franchise will position Seann perfectly as Jackie Chan's co-star," said Nigel Sinclair and Guy East.
 
"We are very excited to have Seann on board this project, and know that his chemistry with Jackie will make for a unique pairing that has never been seen before. Seann is well loved by our Chinese audience for his stand-out performance in the AMERICAN PIE films, as well as his good looks!" said Esmond Ren.
 
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  • fiona

    There's no actual mention of any doubles either in general or in any credits of any of his films. He would have been known as a fake had he done so. The most this guy uses as special effects for himself is a bit of wire for added safety whilst doing stunts and as an aid for anything physical that he does. And at 60 yrs old and still striving to please everyone with what he makes movie wise, well, that wins my vote above any other actor/actress. Jackie is humble and giving and no other so called actor can match that. Ever.

  • Jackie has used doubles to varying degrees literally for decades. Everybody in the stunt industry knows it and I've met some of them personally. They're members of - and are credited as - the Jackie Chan Stunt Team.

  • fiona

    I know full well about them as I've worked with the team before as part of the crew whilst Jackie has been filming. Meeting them is one thing but being involved with them is quite another. Only then would anyone know just how little or how much Jackie needs and uses them for various things. But never as a copy of himself.

  • He absolutely does double himself and has done so increasingly as he's aged. In some cases it's a question of waning physical skills, in other cases it's a matter of insurance companies simply saying no way the star of the film can do this himself. It's a reality of the industry that no action guys ever talk about because it's bad for the brand but they all do it, even in the Chinese / Hong Kong action community. Donnie Yen and other high profile stars as well. This, incidentally, is a major part of why Donnie brings his principal stunt team in from Japan ... they're not hanging around to tell people who did what and don't speak the local language.

  • RoboticPlague

    I have lost all interest in Jackie Chan. His last movie was the biggest crap yet.

  • Fiona Gibbons

    Would be interesting to see you try to do better. You wouldn't come close. So unless you do what he does everyday, keep your judgments to yourself.

  • RoboticPlague

    No need to get your panties in a bunch. look at the movies he has made in the past few years...The Medallion, Spy Next Door, Chinese Zodiac..etc. Everything he has done was a huge disappointment. The new police story movie does look good though. I liked Little Big Soldier so hopefully it isnt a turd like the rest.

  • Fiona Gibbons

    I understand what you're saying but for the 25% of fans who find disappointment in his films, you'll find the other 75% love them, which means the pros will always outweigh the cons. He'll never be able to please everybody but he tries his hardest to do so.
    I know that people such as you and I couldn't do even a quarter of what he's achieved and he's worked hard to get to where he is now whilst what's classed as better films are mostly done with special effects. Computers and various stunt doubles for a main actor can make 'great' films seem plastic and fake. Jackie is great because he does the real macoy and hopefully after doing the remake of 'The Karate Kid', people will see that he really can act without needing constant action and stunts all the time as that film in parts was quite powerful, showing a different side to him that the public didn't know existed until now.
    I have yet to watch all of his films but one thing I do know is that he listens to what the public want to watch and tries to make it happen putting his heart into it. I admire him because of this and because of the humble person he is outside of his movies. All his good will always outweigh the bad. If we looked behind for the reasons of why he says and does what he says and does, we might be able to understand him easier.
    He'll get there for us at some point, I'm sure. :-)

  • RoboticPlague

    I am sorry but people never aknowledge him as "serious" actor. They want stunts etc. You say he is the real mccoy but he hasn't been in years. In his prime he was the best but those days are long go. He has used wires and stunt doubles in all of his movies of atleast the last 5yrs. I would much prefer him to sticking behind the camera and direct younger stars. I think Police Story 2014 or whatever will be the last Jackie Chan movie and maybe the one mentioned above. I do not see him doing anything amazing from here on.

  • Oh, Jackie's been doubling for WAY longer than that. It's just more obvious now than it used to be.

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