Two â€œRush Hourâ€ buddies may reunite on a film about Frank Sinatraâ€™s personal valet. Chris Tucker (who played the loudmouth Detective James Carter in the comedy trilogy) and director Brett Ratner are developing a movie about the life of Sinatra valet George Jacobs. The movie will be based on a non-fiction book written by Jacobs and William Stadiem titled â€œMr S: My Life With Frank Sinatraâ€.
Jacobs served as Sinatraâ€™s valet between the years of 1953 and 1968 during the time that the legendary crooner was one of the worldâ€™s top entertainers as well as a member of the Rat Pack. Ratner is a big fan of Sinatra and immediately took a shine to the idea of making a film about his idol. â€œBrett is a Rat Pack obsessive, and so it’s fun to work with someone so passionate about the period. I think he’s channeling Frank sometimes,â€ said co-writer Stadiem about the directorâ€™s interest.
Tucker is developing material for a standup comedy tour while Ratner is enjoying the fruits of being an executive producer on Foxâ€™s â€œPrison Breakâ€ which is now entering its third season. Meanwhile their â€œRush Hourâ€ friend Jackie Chan is also keeping busy finishing up on a new action movie titled â€œThe Forbidden Kingdomâ€ and lending his voice to an animated movie from DreamWorks called â€œKung Fu Pandaâ€. Both films will be released next year.