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Jackie Chan lines up new film roles

Jackie Chan has been signed up to make two more films for Chinese studio Huayi Brothers.

The star will take lead roles in a New York-set action thriller and a film shot in the vast deserts of rural China, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Jackie has been signed up again by the studio after the huge Chinese box office hit CZ12.

The New York film is titled Manhattan and a press release from the studio described Jackie's role as "a dark hero [who] converses with love and hate".

His China-set movie is called Wolf Flag and was introduced in the press statement as a "mournful ode concealed in the stricken desert".

The Huayi Brothers announced their "H Files", a series of upcoming projects, in Shanghai the day before the film market at the city's international film festival.

It also included Fury starring Brad Pitt and involvement in the next instalment of the Chinese hit animation franchise Pleasant Goat And The Big Bad Wolf.

Both Jackie Chan films are due to be released in 2014.

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