Ang Lee has forged his son Mason to play martial arts legend Bruce Lee in a brand new biopic.
The 68-year-old filmmaker, whose earlier credit embrace ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ and ‘Brokeback Mountain’ , is alleged to have been engaged on the challenge in secret for some time.
Dan Futterman is at present engaged on a script that has seen earlier drafts by Jean Castelli, Alex Legislation, Mabel Cheung and Wells Tower.
Mason, 32, has additionally been coaching for the final three years in Asia in preparation for the function. He has beforehand starred in ‘The Hangover Half II’ and ‘Lifeless Pigs’.
Bruce Lee discovered world success in a collection of profitable Hong Kong movies. He’s thought to be one of the vital influential martial artists of all time however tragically died aged simply 32 in 1973.
Ang Lee advised Deadline: “Accepted as neither absolutely American nor absolutely Chinese language, Bruce Lee was a bridge between East and West who launched Chinese language Kung Fu to the world, a scientist of fight and an iconic performing artist who revolutionised each the martial arts and motion cinema.
“I really feel compelled to inform the story of this sensible, distinctive human being who yearned for belonging, possessed great energy in a 135-pound body, and who, by way of tireless exhausting work, made unattainable desires into actuality.”
Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva are overseeing the movie for Sony’s 3000 Photos with Lawrence Gray, Shannon Lee, Ang Lee, Ben Everard and Brian Bell producing.
Gabler mentioned: “Bruce Lee is a longtime ardour challenge for Ang and a deeply emotional story depicting the triumphs and conflicts of one of many foremost real-life motion heroes of our time.
“All of us at Sony and 3000 Photos are proud to assist Ang and his filmmaking staff create what we imagine might be a unprecedented theatrical occasion.”