Jackie Chan is Renny Harlin's icon

Los Angeles:Hollywood's action veteran Renny Harlin says his icon is popular martial artiste and actor Jackie Chan.

Chan will be seen in Harlin's new action-packed comedy "Skiptrace".

How was his experience while working with the legendary actor?

"Jackie Chan has been an icon of mine for decades. With his diverse and undeniable talent, matched with his charm and personality, I had a star who made my work exciting and inspiring everyday," Harlin said in a statement issued by the film's production house. 

"Skiptrace" sees Chan playing a Hong Kong detective along with his partner in crime Johnny Knoxville. The duo is forced to team up after Chan's niece, played by Fan Bingbing, runs into trouble with a notorious criminal mastermind. 

The film will hit the screens in India on September 2.