Ever wondered what a Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone action movie would look like?
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Ever wondered what a Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone action movie would look like?

Action legends Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone will star in a new action film called Ex-Baghdad.

hollywood Updated: May 12, 2017 14:46 IST
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Actor Sylvester Stallone waves at the premiere of The Promise in Los Angeles.(REUTERS)

For the first time in their careers, Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone are partnering up. The stars will share screen space in the upcoming action movie Ex-Baghdad, likely directed by Scott Waugh of Need for Speed and Act of Valor.

Two elite security professionals end up rescuing an oil refinery’s worth of workers from a Chinese plant in Iraq, while at the same time finding a way to stop attacking forces from plundering its reserves of black gold.

In Ex-Baghdad, Jackie Chan is to play a private security contractor with Sylvester Stallone a former US marine, according to Deadline, which broke the story.

Both actors are legends of the action genre, with Chan embodying an action-comedy style and being well known for the Rush Hour, Shanghai Knights and Kung Fu Panda franchises in addition to hits like The Young Master, Project A, Rumble in the Bronx, First Strike and the Police Story and Armor of God movies.

Sylvester Stallone has enjoyed considerable success with action roles in Rocky, Rambo and, The Expendables, many of which he accumulated writing and directorial credits for alongside his more obvious muscle man performances on camera.

Waugh directed and edited Act of Valor and Need for Speed, while his credits as a stunt co-ordinator include The Translator, xXx, Torque and Sleeper Cell.

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First Published: May 12, 2017 14:36 IST