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Jackie Chan Writing Musical Based on His Life

June 12, 2013  |  2:45pm
Jackie Chan Writing Musical Based on His Life

Singing, dancing and martial arts? Hong-Kong born action star and martial artist Jackie Chan is currently writing a stage adaptation of his 1998 memoir I am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action.

The musical will tell the story of Chan’s early life, including his time spent performing acrobatics and his efforts to separate himself from the iconic Bruce Lee, reports THR. His production will also encompass the stories of his parents, his early education and his rise to stardom through music.

Chan has appeared in numerous films such as the Rush Hour series and the most recently The Karate Kid.

“We are looking for a director for the musical right now,” Chan said at a press conference in New York. “It’s all very exciting.” Chan was recently visited the Big Apple to celebrate Hong Kong Cinema on June 10 at the Lincoln Center, where he was a guest of honor. Also during his trip, he received a lifetime achievement award at the New York Asian Film Festival, where his new film Chinese Zodiac was screened.

Chan is reportedly working on a follow-up to his original autiobiography titled I am Still Jackie Chan.

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