In hindsight, the pairing feels inevitable: Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville in a buddy-cop movie. The two enact the evergreen straitlaced detective/wacky partner dynamic in Renny Harlin’s upcoming “Skiptrace,” the first trailer for which premiered today. Watch it below.
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Chan plays a Hong Kong detective, while Knoxville is an American fugitive who joins up with him because of reasons. The former has played similar roles in the “Rush Hour” movies alongside Chris Tucker — and, lest we forget, Roman Polanski in a bizarre cameo at the end of the series’ third installment — as well as “Shanghai Noon” alongside Owen Wilson, of course. Bingbing Fan of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and former WWE performer Eve Torres co-star in the action comedy.
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Harlin hasn’t been as active of late, but he carved an action-oriented niche for himself with movies like “Die Hard 2,” “Cliffhanger” and “Deep Blue Sea.” “Skiptrace” is available on DirecTV beginning July 28 and in theaters on September 2.
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