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Jackie Chan adapting his autobiography into musical

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Actor Jackie Chan has confirmed that he is adapting his 1998 autobiography 'I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action' into a stage musical, which he will narrate. The 59-year-old star will document his life from his early years in Hong Kong to his time in youth acrobatic group Seven Little Fortunes, as well as his battle to step out of the shadow of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, in the musical.

Jackie Chan had previously expressed his love for musical films, particularly 1965 Robert Wise's family flick The Sound of Music, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. "We are looking for a director for the musical right now," femalefirst.co.uk quotes him as saying. At that time, he said: "I love The Sound of Music. When I was young, I didn't know English and I saw the whole movie."

The actor is currently being honoured for his film work in both Hollywood and his native Hong Kong. The actor also had his hand and foot prints imprinted outside the TCL Chinese Theatre here. He had first taken part in the ceremony in 1997 but his cement plaque has since mysteriously disappeared.

Jackie Chan was last seen in 2012 action movie CZ12, which was written, directed and produced by the actor himself. Currently, he is with a few projects like The Expendables 3 and Kung Fu Panda 3, which are slated to hit the screens very soon.

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