Johnny Knoxville, Not Seann Wiliam Scott, in Jackie Chan's 'Skiptrace'
Earlier this summer, Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin was attached to direct Skiptrace, a new comedic action thriller in the same vein as Midnight Run. Last fall, Jackie Chan and Seann William Scott were slated to lead the film about Hong Kong detective (Chan) who teams up with a mouthy American gambler to save his niece (Fan Bingbing) and take down the city’s most notorious criminal. Now Deadline reports Scott won't be in the film, but his Dukes of Hazzard co-star Johnny Knoxville has stepped up to take the role of the gambler, making sure the action thriller still feels like it's from the late 90s or early 2000s. More below!
Knoxville's ventures outside of straight-up comedy have been hit or miss with Walking Tall being solid and Men in Black II being atrocious. Teaming Knoxville with Chan seems like such a strange idea that it just might work. Considering all the crazy stuff Knoxville has done in the Jackass film franchise and TV series, he might even be able to get in on some stunts with Chan. If anything, maybe another Jackass film would be able to get Chan involved somehow after this. Anyway, we're hoping the script from BenDavid Grabinski gives Chan and Knoxville something worthwhile to do on the big screen.