Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee, known for directing critically acclaimed movies such as Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain, has been preparing for his upcoming passion project titled Bruce Lee.
Ang Lee’s son, Mason Lee, will star as Bruce Lee in the biopic. The 32-year-old has been preparing for the role and training hard for the last three years in Asia. He is mostly known for the movies The Hangover Part II, Limbo, Dead Pigs, and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.
Four writers have already written different versions of the script. The latest rewrite was credited to Oscar-nominated Capote screenwriter Dan Futterman.
Ang Lee recently spoke to Deadline about the project. He said, “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 revolutionized both the martial arts and action cinema.”
The Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon director added, “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.”
Elizabeth Gabler, president of Sony’s 3000 Pictures, who is in charge of the project, promises that Bruce Lee will deliver “an extraordinary theatrical event.” In order to honor the martial artist’s life and groundbreaking career, Ang Lee is treating the film with absolute delicacy and utmost care.