Gorgeous CHARLIE'S ANGELS star Lucy Liu is set to swap one Charlie for another.

The former ALLY McBEAL star is to take on the role of a modern day relative of Chinese detective Charlie Chan in a new film project.

Chan was a popular character in the 1930s and 1940s when his particular brand of jet-setting detective work and homespun advice had audiences captivated.

X-Men 2 scriptwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris are already hard at work on the script.

30/04/2003 13:29