Jackie Chan has rejoined CAA. He signed with the agency days after leaving WME when his agent (and now manager) Philip Button exited the agency to join STX, where Chan will star in The Foreigner. Through its Century City and Beijing outposts, CAA will rep the action star and his company SR Media Corporation. A priority will be to package, find funding and sell projects generated by Chan’s company, with a focus on U.S.-China co-productions.
Chan has made more than 150 films that have generated over $3 billion worldwide. He remains a top draw in China and Forbes recently called him the world’s second-highest-paid actor. SR Media just co-produced and financed the Daniel Lee-directed Dragon Blade. The period action film stars Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody, and it grossed north of $120 million, just in China. SR is a diversified concern, among China’s biggest luxury product retailers, and a partner in Chan’s rapidly growing cinema chain business.
Chan stays with attorney Patrick Knapp at Bloom Hergott.