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Published On: Mon, Mar 16th, 2015

Jon Foo, Justin Hires set to lead ‘Rush Hour’ TV series

A TV version of the Rush Hour film has found leads in Jon Foo and Justin Hires, playing the characters made famous by Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.

The 1998 Rush Hour movie helped make Hong Kong film star and martial arts expert Jackie Chan a household name in America and CBS’ TV adaptation of the hit movie franchise is looking to do the same for Jon Foo, who has landed the Detective Lee role.

Hires (21 Jump Street, Key & Peele) beat out several bigger names to play Carter opposite Jon Foo’s Lee in CBS’ hour long action pilot Rush Hour.

Written/executive produced by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick and directed/exec produced by Jon Turteltaub.

CBS’ Rush Hour pilot centers on Lee (Foo), a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he’s forced to work with the arrogant black LAPD officer, Carter, who has no interest in a partner.

A top detective with the Hong Kong police department, Detective Lee is a dedicated professional and master martial artist, a man of few words who knows how to get the job done.

The movies’ director Brett Ratner and producer Arthur Sarkissian also executive produce with Jeff Ingold for Warner Bros TV and Lawrence’s studio-based Doozer.

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