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Ad Says Lee Byung Hun Will Face Off Sean P. Diddy Combs In 'Rush Hour 4'

BY Julie Jones | Apr 23, 2015 11:34 AM EDT


According to Korean media outlet Naver TV, Lee Byung Hun may face off with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs the upcoming film "Rush Hour 4."

That news first began to spread after the appearance of a billboard featuring the two actors in the possible sequel. The ad was erected over a Hollywood Boulevard bar named The Rusty Mullet in Los Angeles.

Some did not believe that the sequel was really happening and thought the billboard was ust part of an elaborate joke. According to the online publication The Daily Beast, the advertisement could have something to do with an upcoming Funny or Die parody sketch. Rapper, actor and entrepreneur Combs recently created a popular and funny "Downton Diddy" parody.

But the "Rush Hour 4" ad was also featured on Combs' Instagram. As a caption, he only wrote "The Rush is back." He provided no further explanation.

The news that Lee is cast in a Hollywood film would not be surprising. The k-drama and k-movie star has filmed been in several Hollywood films lately, including "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "Red 2" and "Terminator Genysis," which is due to be released in the summer of 2015. The 44-year-old actor is also currently filming "Beyond Deceit" with Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino.

But the news that there was another "Rush Hour" sequel was met with some speculation.

Lee Byung Hun's agency says that it is not a joke. Or at least it's not a joke his agency is in on. On April 23, his agency, BH Entertainment, confirmed his participation.

"It is true that Lee Byung Hun participated in a portion of the filming for 'Rush Hour 4.'  However, due to the contract, we are not able to confirm anything else."

"Rush Hour 4" is the fourth installment in the 'Rush Four" cop buddy series, which previously starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Neither Chan nor Tucker will appear in the fourth installment, so the speculation is that Lee and Combs will play the two detective roles.

The film series began in 1998. The original film opened at first place in the box office, earning $33 million and positive reviews. It ultimately earned $244 million and was followed by "Rush Hour 2" in 2001 and "Rush Hour 3" in 2007. Rumors circulating back in 2007 said that if a fourth film was made, it would be filmed in Moscow.

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