Mason Lee: He plays martial arts legend Bruce Lee

Mason Lee credit:Bang Showbiz

Ang Lee has cast his son Mason Lee to play martial arts legend Bruce Lee in a new biopic.

The 68-year-old filmmaker, whose previous film credits include ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ and ‘Brokeback Mountain’, is said to have worked in secret on the upcoming project for a while.

Danfutterman is reportedly currently working on the screenplay for the film, which was penned in previous drafts by Jean Castelli, Alex Law, Mabel Cheung and Wells Tower. Mason, 32, is said to be preparing for the part by training in Asia for the past three years.

Previously, Lee starred in ‘The Hangover 3’ and also in ‘Dead Pigs’. Bruce Lee has had great success in a number of hit Hong Kong films. Considered one of the most influential martial artists of all time, he tragically died in 1973 at the age of just 32.

Ang Lee told ‘Deadline’: “Bruce Lee was not accepted as either purely American or purely Chinese and has been a bridge between East and West who brought Chinese kung fu to the world, he was a scholar of martial arts and a iconic performer who revolutionized both martial arts and cinematic action.”

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