1 Updates
Jackie Chan plots musical about his life

Jackie Chan plots musical about his life

Jun 12 2013, 5:30am CDT | by

Jackie Chan is writing a musical based on his life. The legendary martial arts actor has confirmed he is adapting his 1998 autobiography 'I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action' into a stage musical,...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Jackie Chan plots musical about his life

Jun 12 2013, 5:30am CDT | by

Jackie Chan is writing a musical based on his life.

The legendary martial arts actor has confirmed he is adapting his 1998 autobiography 'I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action' into a stage musical, which he will narrate.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference in New York City yesterday (11.06.13), he said: "We are looking for a director for the musical right now."

The 59-year-old star - whose Hollywood credits include the 'Rush Hour' series - will document his life from his early years in Hong Kong to his time in youth acrobatic group Seven Little Fortunes, as well as his battle to step out of the shadow of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

Jackie has previously expressed his love of musical films, particularly 1965 family flick 'The Sound of Music', which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

He said at the time: "I love 'The Sound of Music'. When I was young, I didn't know English and I saw the whole movie."

The iconic star is currently being honored for his film work in both Hollywood and his native Hong Kong.

Last week, the actor - like many top stars before him - had his hand and foot prints imprinted outside Los Angeles' TCL Chinese Theatre. Jackie first took part in the prestigious ceremony in 1997 but his cement plaque has since mysteriously disappeared.

The 'Chinese Zodiac' star also received a lifetime achievement award at the New York Asian Film Festival yesterday.

Source: Bang Showbiz

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Nicole Kidman wants four more kids
Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman already has four children, and she'd love to have four more.
 
 
Kanye West delays flight and doesn't say sorry
Kanye West delays flight and doesn't say sorry
Hip-hop superstar Kanye West was responsible for delaying a flight from Paris to Helskini.
 
 
Damian Lewis likens OBE to being a prefect
Damian Lewis likens OBE to being a prefect
'Homeland' star Damian Lewis has claimed receiving an OBE is like being made a school prefect.
 
 
French Montana won't sign prenup agreement with Khloe Kardashian
French Montana won't sign prenup agreement with Khloe Kardashian
Hip-hop star French Montana has told TMZ he won't sign a prenuptial agreement if he marries Khloe Kardashian.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Albanian national arrested for nightclub shooting in Greece
Athens, Nov 27 (IANS) An Albanian national was arrested Wednesday for the shooting inside a nightclub in Greece Saturday, which resulted in 15 injuries. Albert Bako, 31, was apprehended during a police raid in an...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Obama to host Jordan's King at White House
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will host King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House Dec 5 to discuss issues of the Middle East, the White House said Wednesday. The two leaders will discuss...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China pledges increased engagement with Saarc
Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) A senior Chinese official said here Wednesday that the country will continue to deepen its ties with South Asian countries and outlined extensive policies to engage in trade liberalisation and...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
'Indian-origin woman killing in Sydney too well-planned'
Sydney, Nov 26 (IANS) The case of an Indian woman's killing by her jilted NRI husband is being heard in Australia and the police report indicates that the incident was so well-planned that it could be viewed as...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Indian-origin student took bear's photos before it killed him
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) An Indian-origin student in the US took photos of a bear while hiking in a US preserve before it mauled him to death, media reported. Darsh Patel, a Rutgers University student, and four...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Iraqi forces break IS siege on town
Baghdad, Nov 26 (IANS) Iraqi security forces Wednesday broke the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group's months-long siege of a town in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, provincial and security sources said....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Five killed in Yemen Shia-Sunni clash
Sanaa, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) At least four gunmen belonging to the Sunni Al Ahmar tribe and one member of the Shia Houthi militia were killed Wednesday in clashes that broke out in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, according to a...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
IS moving prisoners from Iraq to Syria (Roundup)
Baghdad, Nov 26 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants have begun transporting dozens of their Iraqi prisoners from Iraq to Syria, fearing that an attack by Iraqi troops on its northern stronghold of Mosul may be imminent...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
$49 Kindle and $99 Kindle Paperwhite Amazon Black Friday Deals announced
As expected Amazon will have a huge Black Friday sale on the Amazon Kindle eBook reader and the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets. Amazon will offer the Kindle for just $49 starting Thanksgiving Day. This is $30 off the...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown
 
116 pro-democracy protesters arrested in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) At least 116 pro-democracy protesters, including several of the movement's leaders, were arrested Wednesday after police cleared one of the three main downtown demonstration sites in Hong...
Read more on Politics Balla