Bates goes "Around the world in 80 days"

Kathy Bates and Jackie Chan. Now there is an odd couple. Not that I’m saying they couldn’t mix it up in a Spa, but as an on-screen duo, it’s rather quite strange. Still, it’s Ms Bates who has signed for a role in the Chan starring remake of "Around the world in 80 days". According to Variety, Misery buff Bates will play Queen Victoria.