Bruce Lee's Biopic Is Currently In The Works

According to Deadline,  A big-screen adaptation of Hollywood's favorite martial arts legend, Bruce Lee, is coming soon. The biopic will be directed by Ang Lee, renowned for his work on movies such as Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain.

Ang Lee's son, Mason Lee will play the Chinese American role.

According to the outlet, the film is currently being developed at Sony's 3000 Pictures, and Dan Futterman is adapting the script from Jean Castelli, Alex Law, Mabel Cheung and Wells Tower's earlier screenplays. Some of Futterman's previous writing credits include Capote and Foxcatcher.

Ang Lee said in a statement, “Accepted as neither fully American nor Fully Chinese, Bruce Lee was a bridge between East and West who introduced Chinese Gung Fu to the world, a scientist of combat and an iconic performing artist who revolutionized both the martial arts and action cinema."

I feel compelled to tell the story of this brilliant, unique human being who yearned for belonging, possessed tremendous power in a 135-pound-frame, and who, through tireless hard work, made impossible dreams into reality.”

The movie "Bruce Lee" has been Ang's passion project for a long time and it is an emotionally moving story about one of the foremost real life action heroes of our time.

Elizabeth Gabler, who oversees the Sony project, noted. “We at Sony and 3000 Pictures are thrilled to be supporting Ang and his filmmaking team in creating a theatrical event that we believe will be extraordinary.”

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