RUSH HOUR star Jackie Chan plans to make a huge departure from his usual action movies - to appear in a remake of classic musical The Sound Of Music.

The Hong Kong native recently expressed a desire to take on more character-driven roles in movies, after decades of action and high-energy films - and he's decided the Disney favourite, which originally starred JULIE ANDREWS, could be the perfect choice.

He says, "(I'd like to redo) the Sound of Music. I'm serious. I love to sing. It helps my English."

He adds, "We need more movies for children that won't ruin their brains or turn them mean and violent."

18/06/2004 09:09