Jackie Chan plots musical about his life

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan is writing a musical about his life based on his 1998 autobiography ‘I Am Jackie Chan’.

 

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, 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 honoured 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.

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  1. For the mistakes we committed before You under duress and willingly.
    For the mistakes we committed before You through having a hard heart.
    For the mistakes we committed before you through things we blurted out with our lips.
    For the mistake we committed before You through harsh speech.
    For the mistakes we committed before You through wronging a friend.
    For the mistakes we committed before You by degrading parents and teachers.
    For the mistakes we committed before You by exercising power.
    For the Mistakes we committed before You against those who know, and those who do not know.
    For the mistakes we have committed before You through bribery.
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    For the mistake we have committed before You through negative speech.
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  2. “An impression has been created by the striking interns (young doctors doing their internships…” i wonder if you really know who took part in the strike

  3. The only this that we need is for doctors to stop demanding to be allocated 15% of the budget as this would amount to usurping the powers of finance minister and finance committe without caraing how other areas of the economy / budget will be handled.

    Mr Nyongo is wrong to says its interns who are on strike unless all the doctors under govt payroll are called interns

  4. ‘An impression has been created by the striking interns (young doctors doing their internships) that I am the stumbling block to their demands for a 300percent salary increase.’

    That right there screams IGNORANCE & that is your opening line??! Even the drunk at some down town pub knows the Doctors strike is mainly by the Doctors working towards their specialization, i.e the registrars & middle level medical officers’s…not the interns-meaning Nyong’o the ones who already have their licences to practice. Without these 2 groups, this strike wouldn’t have reached where it has.How can you be the minister for medical services if you don’t know the different ranks of medical practitioners? How about the consultants from KMA, I.e the Kenya Medical Association, who held a press conference in support of the strike…Are they interns Nyong’o? Get a clue!

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