Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee, who directed Life Of Pi and Brokeback Mountain, has forged his son Mason to play Bruce Lee in an upcoming biopic concerning the legendary martial artist.
The yet-to-be-titled film is presently in improvement.
Bruce Lee, who handed away in 1973 on the age of 32, has a long-lasting presence in the Hollywood scene as an actor and martial arts skilled. He was named amongst Time Magazine’s 100 Most Important People Of The twentieth Century in 1999.
“Accepted as neither fully American nor fully Chinese, Bruce Lee was a bridge between East and West who introduced Chinese kung fu to the world, a scientist of combat and an iconic performing artist who revolutionised both the martial arts and action cinema,” Ang Lee mentioned in an announcement.
“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,” his assertion continued.
Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee will likely be producing the film alongside Ang Lee, Lawrence Grey, Ben Everard and Brian Bell.
Mason beforehand labored with his father on Billy Lynn. His different credit embrace Fresh Off The Boat, The Hangover Part II and The Missing.
Ang Lee is the primary non-white particular person to win the Oscar for greatest director with his 2000 martial arts movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – the highest-grossing international language movie in US historical past in accordance to NBC.
He has additionally been nominated for 38 Academy Awards, of which he gained 12.