Michael Angarano is in final negotiations to star alongside Jackie Chan and Jet Li in The untitled J&J project for Relativity Media and Casey Silver Productions; Rob Minkoff is directing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Angarano will play a troubled 17-year-old wannabe kung fu warrior who, after a humiliating defeat at the hands of a street gang, is sent back in time to ancient China on an impossible mission to set free the imprisoned Monkey King (Li) and return to him his all-powerful staff.

John Fusco wrote the script for The untitled J&J project; it's due to start filming in early May in China.