Life of Pi: Shipwreck with Tiger Director Ang Lee has cast his 32-year-old son Mason as Bruce Lee in a new biopic.
The movie titled Bruce Leeis currently in development, with Dan Futterman contributing to the project as a screenwriter.
It will revolve around the identity and career of the renowned martial arts star.
“Bruce Lee, not accepted as either purely American or purely Chinese, was a bridge between East and West who brought Chinese kung fu to the world, a scholar of martial arts and an iconic performer who introduced both the martial arts and the Action cinema revolutionized,” Ang Lee said meeting.
“I feel compelled to tell the story of this brilliant, one-of-a-kind individual who craved to belong, possessed tremendous strength in a 135-pound frame, and who through tireless hard work made impossible dreams a reality.”
This film is reportedly a project Ang has been working on in secret for some time.
His son Mason has also been training for the project in Asia for three years in order to prepare for the role.
Sony’s Elizabeth Gabler, who is overseeing the film, called it “a longstanding passion project” for the director and has promised “an extraordinary theatrical event”.
“Bruce Lee is a longtime passion project for Ang and a deeply emotional story that chronicles the triumphs and struggles of one of the most important real-life action heroes of our time,” said Gabler.
“All of us at Sony and 3000 Pictures are proud to help Ang and his filmmaking team create an extraordinary theatrical event.”
Previously, Mason starred in it The Hangover Part II, Limbo, Stand By Me, and dead pigs.
He also appeared in his father’s 2016 drama Billy Lynn’s long halftime walk.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/ang-lee-son-mason-bruce-lee-biopic-b2236736.html Ang Lee has cast his son Mason Lee as Bruce Lee in a new biopic