Jackie Chan is set to star in The Spy Next Door, an action-comedy to be financed by Relativity Media and directed by veteran studio helmer Brian Levant, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Robert Simonds, a longtime comedy producer on such movies as The Pink Panther and the Adam Sandler films The Wedding Singer and Big Daddy, will produce. Solon So will executive produce. Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh will produce, and Tucker Tooley will executive produce.
Jonathan Bernstein and Jim Greer are writing the screenplay for “Spy,” which centers on a man (Chan) who is called to baby-sit his neighbor’s children and winds up having to fight off secret agents after one of the kids inadvertently downloads a secret code.