Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone team up for ‘Ex-Baghdad’ action

Jackie-chan-with-sylvester-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.”