Labor Day: According to Variety, Disney has set up the action film, Labor Day as a starring vehicle for Jet Li, to be helmed by Robert Schwentke later this year.
Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner will produce the film with Steve Chasman and Mike Aguilar. Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris wrote the original, with Jack Olsen doing a rewrite. Schwentke and Mitch Brian will do another draft.
In the story, an ambitious assistant DA gets the career-making job of prosecuting the son of an elusive crime lord. When the DA's pregnant wife is taken hostage by the crime lord, the prosecutor asks for help from his wife's ex-boyfriend, a Chinese gangster (Li). This is risky not only because the DA's new ally is on the wrong side of the law, but also because the gangster still loves the wife and thinks that saving her life might help win her back.