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Shekhar Kapur, the director such films as Elizabeth and its sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age as well as The Four Feathers and Bandit Queen will helm the planned authorised Bruce Lee biopic, Little Dragon.
The news comes via Variety who report that the story is a contemporary dramatisation of the 1950s Hong Kong social and political forces that shaped Bruce Lee into both the most famous martial arts star of all time and a significant modern day philosopher.
Pre=production has already kicked-off for a planned July shoot.
- Paul Heath
In wake of her own research into her late father's history, craft and overall legacy, actress and entrepreneur Shannon Lee has been actively developing her own Bruce Lee biopic in the last few years, on top of several other projects. News of this has since been made more clearer with word of the newly titled Little Dragon which is set to go before cameras in Malaysia in July. Lee, whose Bruce Lee Family Company shingle, Bruce Lee Entertainment, is heading the production with Los Angeles-based Convergence Entertainment. Shekhar Kapur who helmed the Oscar-nominated Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) has been tapped to direct the film in addition to having co-written the film's screenplay with Lee. Via Variety: The story is a contemporary dramatization...
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The formative years and young adventures of martial arts legend Bruce Lee are set to get the big-screen treatment.
Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, director of the Oscar-nominated biopics Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), has signed on to co-write and direct Little Dragon, a feature film about Bruce Lee's early days in the colorful world of 1950s Hong Kong.
Veteran Hollywood casting director Mary Vernieu is currently leading a worldwide search for the actor to play the charismatic teenage Lee.
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