In a rare move, Turner Broadcasting has purchased the basic cable rights to the new Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker sequel Rush Hour 3. The film will air on TNT and TBS.
In optioning the film, Turner also got exclusive first run rights to the New Line thriller Fracture, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. They will also get a multiyear renewal on the first two Rush Hour films.
Before premiering on one of Turner's channels, Rush Hour 3 will first hit HBO sometime next year for an exclusive eighteen month run. The film will most likely air on TNT and TBS sometime in 2010.