Bruce Lee’s legacy lives on. Announced today, Ang Lee will be directing a biopic based on the life of the iconic Bruce Lee. Ang Lee’s son, Mason Lee, has been tapped to star in the film. The movie is coming out under Sony’s 3000 Pictures studio. No release target was announced just yet. The new movie was broke today by Deadline.
Bruce Lee: A cinematic legacy
Bruce Lee has a library of only five films and with that short period of time his legacy has grown from when he was alive. This movie from Ang Lee and company will provide a look inside the life of what made Bruce Lee such a pop culture icon.
The adaptation will be written by Dan Futterman who adapted Foxcatcher, a story of the Schultz family who were Olympic wrestlers. Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, will be consulting and producing on the project as well as she does with most of her father’s name, image and likeness projects.
Director Ang Lee has produced some of the best work in Hollywood. Some notable movies on his resume include The Life if Pi, Pushing Hands and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Mason Lee most famously starred in The Hangover Part II as Teddy. But he’s had roles in such films as Lucy and Dead Pigs. If this movie is a hit, it could be a breakthrough moment for Mason Lee. Starring as Bruce Lee has enough name power to make him known to the masses.
Shannon Lee is one of her father’s biggest ambassadors postmortem. She’s produced Warriors, a film based on Bruce Lee’s teachings. Most of her work has been based around her father’s teachings and extending his legacy.
With work just underway for the upcoming Bruce Lee biopic, more information is scarce. But you can rest assured that Double Hammerfist will keep you posted on all the breaking news! Thanks for reading!