Shekhar Kapur is set to direct a film about the early years of late martial arts star Bruce Lee, Little Dragon, to be produced by the star’s daughter Shannon Lee with backing from Chinese investors.
Shannon Lee, who runs Bruce Lee Entertainment, has co-scripted the project with Kapur and will produce with Tim Kwok of Convergence Entertainment.
Set in 1950s Hong Kong, the film follows a young Bruce Lee as he comes to terms with his family’s disappointment, young love, betrayal and racism in the early years of his international career.
A worldwide casting search to find the actor to play the teenaged Bruce Lee was launched last week by Us casting director Mary Vernieu and several casting associates around the globe.
The Us-Hong Kong-China co-production is financed by Dadi Media Group, Beijing Golden World Pictures, Shanghai Longzhilin