Jackie Chan for Five Against a Bullet

Jackie Chan has signed up to portray a bodyguard in new action movie 'Five Against A Bullet'

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Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan has signed up for 'Five Against A Bullet'.

The 62-year-old actor is set to star in the action movie which tells the story of five bodyguards who are tasked with protecting a Mexican politician after his father is murdered by a drug cartel ahead of an election.

According to Variety, Chan will portray one of minders in the forthcoming film, which will be written by Joe Carnahan.

The scriptwriter was initially in line to direct the motion picture in 2014 but he is currently only on board to pen the screenplay.

Bruce Willis was also previously attached to the movie but is not said to be involved now.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Jordan Schur will produce the project through their respective Di Bonventura Pictures and Mimran Schur Pictures.

Last month, Chan received an honorary Oscar following a glittering 56-year career, his first recognition from the Academy.

Accepting the accolade from Tom Hanks, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Tucker, he said: "My dad always said, 'Son, you get so many movie awards in the world, when are you going to get one of these?' Then I just look at my dad. 'Ha, ha, ha. Dad, I only make comedy action movies.'

"After 56 years in the film industry, making over 200 films, I've broken so many bones, finally this is mine. I want to thank you, Hong Kong, such an incredible city, my hometown, my hood, who make me.

"China, my country, I am proud to be Chinese. Thank you, Hollywood, for all of those years teaching me so many things, and also make me a little bit famous. I'm just honoured to be here."

In May 2012, Chan announced he was retiring from action movies but later clarified his comments, insisting he would not be quitting action films.

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