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Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone team up for action film ‘Ex-Baghdad’

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KATHMANDU — Veteran actors Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone are  teamed to star in action film ‘Ex-Baghdad’.

The film that matches up two global action stars Chan and Stallone for the first time is an $80 million budget film — one of the biggest budget films to come out of China.

Chan will serve as a producer through his company SR Media, with Qi Jianhong and Talent International’s Esmond Ren. SR Media and Talent International will also finance the film. Hans Canosa is also producing.

The story centers on two ex-special forces soldiers who must escort a group of civilians along Baghdad’s “Highway of Death” to the safety of the Green Zone, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Need for Speed” director Scott Waugh is in negotiations to helm the movie, which is expected to be made on a budget of USD 80 million.

Talent International is set to finance with Chan, Hans Canosa, Esmond Ren, and Joe Tam producing.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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