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Jackie Chan Interested in Jackie Chan Musical

 Jackie Chan attends New York Asian Film Festival Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony at Walter Reade Theater on June 10, 2013 in New York City.

Rocky is a musical, Pan's Labyrinth is a musical, The Notebook is a musical —¬†why not a Jackie Chan biographical musical? Why not, indeed. The action star announced yesterday at a press conference that he's hoping to develop his memoir, I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action, into a stage production. Chan says the musical will focus on his early life, including his education at the Peking Opera School and his performances with a children's acrobatics ensemble, according to THR. Will there be a show-stopping number called "Chop, Chop" that's about hurrying but also about martial arts? One hopes.

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