Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan Set to Star in New Action-Thriller 'Ex-Baghdad'

The two legends will share the screen for the first time, in the film set to be directed by Scott Waugh.

Sylvester Stallone And Jackie Chan Will Co-Star In New Action-Thriller 'Ex-Baghdad'
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If ever there were a badass combination, it's Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan. Surprisngly, though, the legendary pair has never appeared on-screen together.

Until now, that is.

The Rocky star and hilarious stuntman are set to join forces in a new action-thriller film called Ex-Baghdad, in which Chan will play a private security contractor and Stallone will take on the role of an American ex-Marine. The film's reported budget is in the ballpark of $80 million and will be produced by Chan's film company, SR Media, making it one of the most expensive Chinese films ever made.

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Sly confirmed the news in an Instagram post on Friday, May 12, and made it clear that he's very excited to be working with Chan. "This is going to be a great day when I walk on the set with Jackie Chan one of the greatest bravest action actors who ever lived," Stallone captioned the photo. "This has been a long time coming!"

No official word yet on when the film will be released, but we're already looking forward to watching this epic duo kick some on-screen ass.

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