Campbell, Hardwicke Score New Projects

Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale,” “Goldeneye”) is in talks to direct a now untitled Jackie Chan film, previously known as “The Foreigner,” for STX Entertainment. David Marconi and Peter Buchman penned the adaptation of the Stephen Leather novel.

Chan will play a humble restaurant owner in London’s Chinatown who is forced to push his moral and physical boundaries to track down the group of rogue Irish terrorists responsible for the death of his beloved daughter after the justice system fails him.

Meanwhile, Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight,” “Red Riding Hood”) is set to direct a film adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s bestselling 2000 young adult novel “Stargirl” for Gotham Group, Hahnscape Entertainment and BCDF Productions.

The story follows a homeschooled teenager who enrolls in an Arizona high school, altering the ecosystem of the student body with her nonconformity. Kristin Hahn will adapt the script and produce with filming to begin this Fall.

Source: Variety & Deadline