The director of The Adjustment Bureau, George Nolfi, is set to helm a new Bruce Lee biopic in development called Birth of the Dragon.
According to Variety, the film is inspired by the true story of Lee’s historic 1965 duel with Wong Jack Man, China’s most famous Kung Fu Master at a time when San Francisco’s Chinatown was controlled by Hong Kong Triads.
I'm a huge fan of Lee, and this is an incredible story. I'm really happy that they are making a movie that focuses on this part of his life. Below, I've included a video of someone who was at that fight describing how it all went down.
The film was written by Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen Rivele, who also worked on the films Nixon and Ali. Both of those movies had great scripts, so it seems like this biopic is in good hands.
The plan is to start shooting the movie next spring. I can't wait to see how this movie develops and who they cast in the role of Lee.