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About 10 years ago, Seann William Scott was quite popular as a comedy/action hybrid star. He graduated from American Pie, starred in a few action films such as Welcome to the Jungle, Bulletproof Monk, and the occasional other comedy like Evolution. Since he's been away from the screen other than the somewhat overrated American Pie sequels. His hiatus is now set to change as The Hollywood Reporter is claiming Seann William Scott is set to team up with action legend Jackie Chan ( for a film known simply as Skiptrace. In the director's chair is relatively new talent Sam Fell (Paranorman).
Chan pitched the story himself, which involves a cop (Chan) whose niece (Fan Bingbing) finds herself in danger with the very same gang that Chan had been trying to catch for several years. Somehow a motor-mouth American gambler gets involved (Scott) who for some reason is a crucial part of »
Following a breakthrough role in American Pie, actor Seann William Scott eventually found a place as the comedic relief in action comedies like Evolution, Bulletproof Monk and The Rundown. But lately, the actor has been pretty low key with voice roles in the Ice Age franchise, smaller profile films like Goon, an episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and, of course, a return as Stifler in American Reunion. Now we have word from THR that Scott is getting back into action in a film called Skiptrace, and this time he'll team up with action veteran Jackie Chan for Paranorman and The Tale of Despereaux director Sam Fell. In addition, Chan and Scott will be joined by Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing in the action adventure set up at Exclusive Media and China's own Talent International Film Col. Chan came up with the story which follows a good cop (Chan) whose »
- Ethan Anderton
King's rep confirmed the news to People magazine.
The 34-year-old actress, who worked as a model before jumping to the big screen for roles in 'Pearl Harbor', 'Bulletproof Monk', 'Sin City' and 'My Bloody Valentine 3D', currently plays Lemon Breeland on the CW hit, which was recently picked up for a third season.
King married the filmmaker, 37, in November 2007 at Greystone Park and Manor, which is the site of their first date. (Ani) »
- Diksha Singh
Dutch-based strategic investment boutique Cyrte Investments and China Film Co., Ltd. are teaming with legendary action director John Woo (Face Off, Red Cliff, Mission Impossible II) on Flying Tigers, a feature film and six-hour television drama miniseries about a group of American pilots who volunteered to fight under the Chinese flag alongside their Chinese counterparts during WWII.
The project will be a two-part feature film released theatrically in greater China, and additionally crafted into a six-hour television drama miniseries for distribution in the rest of the world. The announcement was made today during the Beijing International Film Festival at a signing ceremony attended by Cyrte CEO Frank Botman, Cfg Chairman Han Sanping and John Woo.
The epic action drama tells the legendary story of the Flying Tigers, »
- Michelle McCue
Cyrte Investments and China Film Co. have come on board with John Woo (pictured above) and Terence Chang for their “Flying Tigers” World War II project to be released in two versions — a two-part feature for China and a six-hour miniseries for other markets.
Project, which Woo and Chang have been developing for several years, revolves around a group of U.S. pilots who joined the Chinese Air Force to help ward off Japanese attacks before the United States entered World War II. The “Flying Tigers” moniker was due to the shark’s teeth painted on their fighter planes.
Chang and Woo will produce under their Lion Rock banner. Netherlands-based Cyrte will also work with Exclusive Media, which is part of Cyrte’s portfolio, on the “Flying Tigers” project.
“‘Flying Tigers’ is a project that I have always wanted to do, because this is a story that expresses the courage, »
- Dave McNary
Sky Living HD and NBC have announced that Katie McGrath (Merlin), Victoria Smurfit (Bulletproof Monk) and Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones) will join Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) as series regulars in the much anticipated new drama series Dracula coming to Sky Living HD later this year.
McGrath will play Lucy Westenra, aristocratic London’s sexy, social butterfly who has a penchant for gossip, flirting and all things glamorous. A best friend to Dracula’s muse, Mina Murray (played by Jessica De Gouw), Lucy gradually becomes entwined in a web of lies, lust and temptation that challenges the boundaries of their relationship. McGrath recently completed her series regular role of Morgana on BBC’s hit television show Merlin.
Victoria Smurfit is no stranger to the small screen, having appeared in the likes of Ballykissangel and Cold Feet. She’s the latest in a string of strong and stunning female talent to commit to the series, »
Irish actress Victoria Smurfit (Bulletproof Monk) has been cast in the upcoming NBC/Sky Living HD drama series Dracula starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The series re-introduces Dracula (Meyers) as he arrives in London, posing as American entrepreneur Alan Grayson who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier but falls hopelessly in love with Mina Murray (Jessica De Gouw) who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife. Smurfit, repped by UTA, the Collective and UK’s United Agents, will play the lithe and beautiful Lady Jayne who is instantly attracted to Grayson and pursues him. Also previously cast in the series are Katie McGrath and Nonso Anozie. Based on a script by co-executive producer Cole Haddon, Dracula is executive produced by Colin Callender, Tony Krantz, Gareth Neame and Dan Knauf for Universal Television. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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