Director Joe Carnahan (right) had been at work developing a film entitled Five Against a Bullet since 2014 after the project was first announced in 2011 and it looked as if the film would stay in developmental hell. However, the film has finally found a saving grace and its name is Jackie Chan.
Chan has signed on to star in the film and in addition, his company Sparkle Roll Media will help with financing the film. Carnahan described the film as a film similar to The Wild Bunch.
The film would revolve around five bodyguards hired to protect a Mexican politician who is the target of a drug cartel during a violent election, one in which claimed the life of the politician’s father. It is believed Chan will play one of the bodyguards. The other confirmation is that Lorenzo de Bonaventura will be producing the film.
More as this news develops.