Chyler to star in Taxi: Brooklyn South

According to Spoiler TV, Chyler will star in action-buddy comedy series Taxi: Brooklyn South, which is a remake of a French film franchise (which has four films so far). In the new show, she’ll play a “NYPD officer who partners up with a French taxi driver,” and it starts filming in just a few weeks.

Luc Besson (who wrote and produced the Taken, Transporter, the original Taxi films, La Femme Nikita, and much more) is producing the series, and his frequent collaborator Olivier Megaton (who directed many of the above listed films) will direct at least the first two episodes.

In 2004, there was an American film remake with Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon, which also was set in New York and only grossed $11 million for the studio. Not too promising, but hey — it’s been more than a decade and Chyler is starring, so we have high hopes. The French leading role has not been cast yet (though Spoiler TV notes Inglorious Basterds’ Jacky Ido is attached to the project), but hopefully they’ll have great chemistry.

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