Jackie Chan joins Toronto-produced animated film 'Once Upon a Zodiac'
Actor Jackie Chan poses for portraits at the American Pavilion during the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, October 9, 2018 1:50PM EDT
TORONTO -- Action film star Jackie Chan has signed on as an executive producer for the upcoming Canadian animated film "Once Upon a Zodiac."
Toonbox Entertainment and GAMA Entertainment say the "Rush Hour" star will also lend his voice to the film, which is currently in production in Toronto.
The film features a mystical, wondrous world populated with the animals of the zodiac.
Producers say Chan will voice an elderly cat.
The story follows a tiger, rat and dragon -- representing strength, smarts and courage -- as the trio sets out to solve mysteries.
Toonbox Entertainment is Toronto-based while GAMA Entertainment is in Los Angeles.
Chan's previous voice work includes in "The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature" and the "Kung Fu Panda" franchise.