Action comedy to film early next year…

Seann William Scott (‘American Reunion,’ ‘Goon,’ ‘Role Models’) has joined Jackie Chan (‘Rush Hour,’ ‘The Karate Kid’) and Fan Bingbing (‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’) in the action comedy ‘Skiptrace.’

Academy Award nominated director Sam Fell is on board to direct the film which follows Bennie Black (Chan), a Hong Kong detective who has been tracking notorious crime boss Victor Wong for over a decade. When Bennie’s young niece Bai (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 (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.

Principal photography is set to start production January 2014 with a screenplay 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’).