Max von Sydow, Noemie Lenoir and Hiroyuki Sanada have signed on to star in Rush Hour 3 for New Line Cinema.

The third installment of the Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker action flick, written by Jeff Nathanson, has Brett Ratner returning as director; he'll also produce. The two leads will battle a wing of a Chinese organized crime family, Variety reports. In a rare appearance in a comedy, von Sydow will portray the head of the World Criminal Court, while French actress Lenoir will be the love interest for Tucker's character.

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Shooting for Rush Hour 3 just started in Paris; an August 10th release has been scheduled.