Rufus is Woody for Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan action
No, you’re the smutty ones thinking like that. We’re talking about the long-awaited UK-centric Jackie Chan & Pierce Brosnan blockbuster, The Foreigner, which has released its first trailer and features Rufus Jones as a character called Woody.
The film is directed by Zorro and Bond director Martin Campbell (also responsible for The Green Lantern and Vertical Limit), and reunites the director with Brosnan, whom he directed in his debut Bond outing, Goldeneye, back in 1995.
If features Hong Kong action legend Jackie Chan as Quan: a former bomb maker turned humble businessman, whose daughter is killed in an act of terrorism in the heart of London. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities, as Quan embarks on a mission to seek vengeance on the Irish terrorists responsible.
Also starring Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones), Orla Brady (Into the Badlands), Charlie Murphy (Philomena), Katie Leung (Harry Potter), Pippa Bennett Warner (Doctor Who) and Dermot Crowly (Luther), TVO’s very own Rufus Jones plays photojournalist Woody, and last year during the promotion for Camping told reporters: “I just did a sex scene for a Jackie Chan movie – not with Jackie Chan I should add, don’t do that – but that was very serious.”
Beyond this, Jones’ role is currently shrouded in secrecy, with only the briefest of appearances in the trailer below (at the 40 second mark), but the film promises to be an explosive, action-packed thriller.
It remains to be seen if, in light of recent events, the film will be altered in any way for its UK release: one notable setpiece during filming involved a large scale explosion on Lambeth Bridge back in February within two miles of two recent atrocities on London Bridge and Westminster Bridge that occurred after filming wrapped, but it’s highly likely that the movie may be charged with additional emotional resonance that was almost unimaginable when production began.
Release is currently scheduled first for China on 30th September, followed by the US on 13th October. A UK release date has yet to be confirmed, which given the subject matter may be difficult to announce at this time, but as soon as we hear more, we’ll let you know. In the meantime you can see the trailer below.
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