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(Left to Right) Jackie Chan as Quan and Pierce Brosnan as Hennessy at Hennessy’s office in The Foreigner. Photo by Christopher Raphael. Motion Picture Artwork © 2017 Stx Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan face off in action thriller The Foreigner. Director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Goldeneye) helms this suspenseful thriller that has a serious, emotional Chan bent on revenge after his daughter is killed in a politically motivated bombing in London, a man who turns his focused on an Irish-born British official, played by Pierce Brosnan, who may know the names of the bombers.

Although there is a daughter and Jackie Chan’s character does have an unexpected “special skill set,” that is about all this smart, gripping thriller has in common with Liam Neeson’s Taken apart from the genre. This revenge-driven action thriller has some surprising twists and provocative commentary on assumptions based on appearance.
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'The Foreigner' Review: Jackie Chan Goes the 'Taken' Route in Revenge Thriller

'The Foreigner' Review: Jackie Chan Goes the 'Taken' Route in Revenge Thriller
Legend is a much abused word in the movie business – but Jackie Chan really is a legend. The undisputed king of martial-arts movies kicked up a notch with slapstick and jaw-dropping stunts, the star is acrobatic poetry in motion. American audiences know him best from his three Rush Hour action comedies with Chris Tucker (No. 4 is on the drawing board), but true aficionados rightly point to Chan's death-defying Hong Kong cinema epics – see Drunken Master, Police Story and Armor of God – as pinnacles of the form. The lifetime achievement Oscar
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Watch the final trailer for The Foreigner starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan

With exactly a month to go until The Foreigner arrives in Us cinemas, Stx Films has released the final trailer for Martin Campbell’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen Leather’s 1992 novel The Chinaman. The action thriller stars Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Liu Tao, and Katie Leung; check it out below…

The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, is a timely action thriller from the director of Casino Royale. The film tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love — his teenage daughter — is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

The Foreigner is
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Jackie Chan Vs. Pierce Brosnan in The Foreigner Trailer

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Jackie Chan Vs. Pierce Brosnan in The Foreigner Trailer
Stx Entertainment has released a new trailer and photos from The Foreigner, the latest film from the ageless big screen icon Jackie Chan. This action-packed thrill ride is very much in the same vein as the action classic Taken, with Jackie Chan playing a father with a very "special set of skills" that he uses to go after a group of terrorists. This timely action thriller also stars Pierce Brosnan and comes from the director of Casino Royale.

The Foreigner tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love -- his teenage daughter -- is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Pierce Brosnan), whose own past may
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Final Trailers for 'The Foreigner' with Jackie Chan Tease Intense Action

Don't mess with Jackie Chan. Stx Entertainment has unveiled a new trailer, which is just one action scene, for the film The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan in a serious role as a man who goes for revenge when the police do nothing. This scene was teased in the first trailer, but now we get to see it play out entirely as Chan is hunted by a group of mercenaries. This is Martin Campbell's latest film, director of GoldenEye, Casino Royale, Edge of Darkness; adapted from a book called "The Chinaman". He plays a father who tries to get revenge when his daughter is killed in an Ira bombing, leading him right up to the politicians. It also stars Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Murphy, Katie Leung, Simon Kunz, Rory Fleck Byrne, Stephen Hogan, Pippa Bennett-Warner, and Dermot Crowley. This looks so much better than Bleeding Steel. Here's the "extended look
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Jackie Chan featured on new poster for The Foreigner

A new poster has been released for the upcoming action thriller The Foreigner featuring Jackie Chan. Directed by Martin Campbell, the film is based on Stephen Leather’s 1992 novel The Chinaman, and features a cast that also includes Pierce Brosnan, Liu Tao, and Katie Leung; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Foreigner here

“The film tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love — his teenage daughter — is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.”

The Foreigner is set for release on October 13th in the States.
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‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ Turns 10: Here Are 18 Behind-the-Scenes Facts (Photos)

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‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ Turns 10: Here Are 18 Behind-the-Scenes Facts (Photos)
Actress Katie Leung was super nervous about Cho’s kiss with Harry (Daniel Radcliffe). Radcliffe said that because they were both nervous, “it made it a lot easier,” in a behind-the scenes interview. He also described that scene as really “fun.” Leung said they dimmed the lights, and she didn’t know if that was so the scene would be “less intimidating, or more romantic.” She also said “Daniel is a very good kisser. Thank God.” Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, was a huge “Harry Potter” fan and actually wrote a letter to J.K. Rowling. She beat out 15,000 other girls for.
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First Trailer for Martin Campbell's 'The Foreigner' Starring Jackie Chan

"Never push a good man too far." A trailer has debuted for the action film The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan in a serious role as a man who goes for revenge when the police do nothing to help him. This is the latest film from Martin Campbell, director of GoldenEye, Casino Royale, Edge of Darkness, and Green Lantern; adapted from a book called "The Chinaman". Chan plays a father who tries to get revenge when his daughter is killed in an Ira bombing, leading him right up to the politicians involved. The full cast includes Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Murphy, Katie Leung, Simon Kunz, Rory Fleck Byrne, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Stephen Hogan, and Dermot Crowley. This seems like an quietly intense story of a man who goes to war against everyone when no one else will do anything. Footage looks great, I'm totally in for this. Here's the first official trailer
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Watch the trailer for The Foreigner starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan

A trailer has arrived onlinefor director Martin Campbell’s upcoming action thriller The Foreigner. Based on Stephen Leather’s 1992 novel The Chinaman, the film stars Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Liu Tao, and Katie Leung; take a look at the trailer below, along with two posters…

“The Ira took his family. The police looked the other way. Now he must get revenge.”

The Foreigner is set for release on October 13th in the States.
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Watch: First Trailer for Jackie Chan’s ‘The Foreigner’

The first official international trailer for Jackie Chan’s next, The Foreigner – an action thriller co-starring Pierce Brosnan – has just come out. The film is directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, GoldenEye), and also stars Katie Leung and Liu Tao.

A British-Chinese co-production, the film is based on the 1992 Stephen Leather novel The Chinaman, and showcases Chan in a role very different, and much darker, from the familiar guise of a heroic action figure we have seen him as in recent films like Railroad Tigers and Kung Fu Yoga.

Poster for the film The Foreigner (2017). Source: IMDb.com

In The Foreigner, Chan plays a Chinese restaurant owner, who loses his young daughter in a bombing that Brosnan’s Liam Hennessy, an Ira-man turned government minister, is responsible for. With no help from the police forthcoming, Chan sets out on a revenge mission to find the man responsible for his loss,
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Jackie Chan rages war on the authorities in trailer for The Foreigner

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“Never push a good man to far” The trailer for Jackie Chan’s The Foreigner makes an explosive debut and you can watch the new trailer below.

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Based on the 1992 novel The Chinaman from Stephen Leather, The Foreigner tells the story of one man’s obsession to find the Ira bombers who killed his daughter in a senseless attack. Chan plays the grieving father Quan on a mission to track down the killers no matter what the cost. Money is no issue but when Liam Hennessy, played by Pierce Brosnan, unconvincingly denies knowing who they are Chan wages a one-man war to find the truth.

The synopsis for the book reads;

Jungle-skilled, silent and lethal, Nguyen Ngoc Minh had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. Imprisoned and tortured after the Communist victory, he escaped with his wife and baby
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10 Fascinating Facts About the Harry Potter Movies

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The eight Harry Potter films were released over a period of a decade, beginning with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2001 and concluding with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011. Five years later, in 2016, we're set to return to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Now that we know the new franchise will span five films (rather than three, as originally planned), we're revisiting the original series - and everything that went down behind the scenes. Out of the hundreds of Harry Potter facts, here are the ones we find the most interesting. Enjoy! We nearly had a completely different cast. While we adore the actors who were selected for the roles, several people were almost cast instead. Ian McKellen was offered the role of Dumbledore, Naomi Watts was intended to be Narcissa Malfoy, Liam Aiken (Stepmom
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Upcoming Jackie Chan Movies

The King of action cinema will make 2016 a year to remember with a number of movies set to be released this year. At the age of 62, Jackie Chan is not slowing down and with Jackie saying he will retire in 5 years, we must make the most of these movies.

Each movie makes me excited, all have a different feel about them which shows Jackie’s abilty to play any role in any style of movie. Enjoy the master of Action cinema, contunie to support his work, because once he retires – there’s no turning back.

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Director: Renny Harlin

Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Fan Bing Bing, Sara Maria Forsberg, Eric Tsang

Plot:

Hong Kong detective Bennie Chan (Jackie Chan) has been tracking notorious crime boss Victor Wong for over a decade. When Bennie’s young niece Samantha/bái shū (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with Wong’s crime syndicate, Bennie must
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Wednesday’s best TV: Grantchester, Raised by Wolves, Secrets of the Sauna

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It’s the return of sleuthing clergyman Sidney Chambers and Caz and Caitlin Moran’s comedy – plus we go behind the scenes at a gay sauna in Nottingham

The conclusion of Guy Hibbert’s sprawling thriller. The plot thus far has followed Mei (Katie Leung), a young Chinese woman abandoned under the one-child policy and raised in Britain. Mei is contacted by her birth mother when the brother she never knew she had is on the hook for a murder he didn’t commit. What has ensued has been an intriguing, gruelling weaving of themes such as dislocation, corruption and loyalty. Tonight, the judge accuses Ajun of corrupting witnesses as Mei makes contact with the real killer. Andrew Mueller

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Wednesday’s best TV: One Child; The Great Sport Relief Bake Off; Midsomer Murders

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An ambitious and effective east-meets-west thriller; celebrities’ soggy bottoms; and the horse-assisted murder of a squire’s son

Debut of an ambitious miniseries by Guy Hibbert, best known for writing the TV films Five Minutes of Heaven and Omagh. Mei (Katie Leung) is a young Chinese-born woman who has been raised by adoptive parents in Britain. The first she hears from her birth family in Guangzhou is a request to come “home” to help the brother she has never met, who is facing execution for a crime he didn’t commit. It’s both an effective thriller, and a wider parable of the mutual bewilderment that often characterises relations between east and west. Andrew Mueller

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This Harry Potter Actor Explains Why It's the Perfect Story For Diversity

Image Source: Getty With this year's controversial all-white pool of Oscar acting award nominees, diversity in film is a top-of-mind issue we need to talk about - and Katie Leung, who plays Cho Chang in the Harry Potter series, is doing just that. At Universal Studios' recent "A Celebration of Harry Potter" event in Orlando, I spoke with the Scottish-Chinese actress about her thoughts on Harry Potter and diversity on the heels of the recent casting of a black actress as Hermione in the upcoming stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Leung told me she thinks the way J.K. Rowling wrote the series without being race specific was "really clever," adding that this provided more opportunities for actors of an ethnic minority to be involved. "Even though my character is Chinese, we don't dwell on the fact that she is Chinese," Leung said. "She's just a student at Hogwarts,
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'Harry Potter' Cast Celebrates 'Fantastic Beasts' in New Preview

'Harry Potter' Cast Celebrates 'Fantastic Beasts' in New Preview
This past weekend, fans gathered for a Celebration of Harry Potter 2016. And part of the festivities saw a few franchise icons gather to reminisce about their time spent making the first eight movies. On hand were Rupert Grint, Evanna Lynch, Matthew Lewis, Katie Leung and Bonnie Wright. We now have a new highlight reel from this celebration, which goes behind-the-scenes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It also catches up with all the fans at a Celebration of Harry Potter, and we get to hear from the original cast, as they offer their own take on this new spinoff.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed
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Ron and Ginny Weasley Take a Family Trip to Universal Studios With Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood

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If you ever wondered where the Weasley family prefers to vacation, speculate no more. During Universal Studios Orlando's third annual "A Celebration of Harry Potter" on Friday, Rupert Grint and Bonnie Wright reunited with other stars of the fantasy franchise yet again for an epic, nostalgic look back on the series. Bonnie posted a cute photo to Instagram of her and Rupert with the caption, "Family time
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Rupert Grint and Bonnie Wright Reunite for a Mini Weasley Reunion, and It’s Just Nice to See Them Smile After Everything That’s Happened

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It feels good to see the Weasleys so happy after, you know, all that absolutely horrible stuff that happened. Fred. Voldemort. Oh. you guys remember. You saw it all. Lucky for you, Rupert Grint and Bonnie Wright looked happy as hell when they met up at Universal Studios Orlando for the park's Celebration of Harry Potter event. The two were joined by Harry Potter co-stars Matthew Lewis, Katie Leung, and Evanna Lynch, all of whom are probably doing so much better now that they aren't constantly afraid of an evil wizard hell-bent on destroying their world.
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Accio, Harry Potter Reunion! See Photos, Video From Celebration Event

Harry Potter film stars just gathered for a fan event at Universal Studios Orlando, and the result was magical. That may sound cheesy, but check out Matthew Lewis's dastardly new facial hair and pretend Hot Neville With a Mustache doesn't charm the dress robes off you.

Matthew Lewis and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) held a live fan Q&A on Facebook, as part of the event (watch the video below). Rupert also reunited with his on-screen sister, Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), and she shared a photo; she also posted a pic with a pic with Katie Leung (Cho Chang) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood).

While at the three-day Celebration of Harry Potter event, Rupert told People his kiss with Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) was more awkward than magical, saying he never looks back on their big kiss scene and "one take was enough" to film the "huge moment."

"I've
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