British actor Jon Foo (“Tekken,” “Vikingdom,” “The Protector”) is set to play Detective Lee, the role which Jackie Chan made famous, in CBS’ TV adaptation of the hit “Rush Hour” movie franchise.
Foo’s Lee is a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police detective assigned to a case in Los Angeles. He’s soon forced to work with a cocky black LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.
Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick penned and will executive produce the show. “National Treasure” helmer Jon Turteltaub will direct the pilot and executive produce as well.
Foo is of Chinese and Irish descent and is a trained martial artist who has done stunt work and built a resume as an international action star.