Rush Hour Series Casts Tekken’s Jon Foo


Jon Foo Rush Hour
Planned to air on CBS, a small screen take on director Brett Ratner’s Rush Hour franchise is on the way with Deadline today revealing that the series has found one of its two leading men. According the trade, actor and martial artist Jon Foo (Tekken) will play Hong Kong Chief Inspector Lee, portrayed by Jackie Chan in the three Rush Hour films. The role of his partner, Detective Carter, has yet to be cast for the series, but expect that to change in the very near future.

Ratner directed three Rush Hour films between 1998 and 2007 with Chan headlining opposite Chris Tucker in all three. Combined, the three films grossed more than $850 at the worldwide box office.

Foo is trained in a variety of martial arts styles and is also well known for playing Ryu in the fan film Street Fighter: Legacy.

The series is being developed by Bill Lawrence, who is best known as the creator of “Scrubs” and “Cougar Town” (the latter co-created by Kevin Biegel) and also has co-creator credits on “Spin City,” “Clone High” and the currently-airing “Ground Floor.” He also serves as executive producer on NBC’s “Undateable” and will do the same on “Rush Hour” alongside Arthur Sarkissian and the big screen trilogy’s helmer, Brett Ratner.