Bruce Lee's biopic to release on 25 November
By Team
(28 October 2010 1:05 pm)

MUMBAI: Bruce Lee's path to stardom and his early death has been shown in a new $4.6 million Chinese-language production Bruce Lee, My Brother scheduled for release on 25 November, two days before his birth anniversary.

Drawing from the memories of Lee's siblings, the film traces the actor's life growing up in Hong Kong before he left to study in the US. Said producer Manfred Wong, "Many people know about his movies and his fighting philosophy after he became famous. But very few people know about his family, his parents, his first love, what he did on movie sets as a young actor."

Bruce Lee, My Brother tells the story of the years before that. Audiences see Lee courting his first love interest, launching his entertainment career as a popular child actor and pained by a childhood friend's drug addiction. He flashes his ballroom dance moves, starts training in the Chinese kung fu style of wing chun and takes part in an inter-school boxing competition.

Lee honed his craft as a martial arts instructor in the U.S. before making his debut in the short-lived TV series The Green Hornet. Struggling to break into Hollywood, he returned to his hometown Hong Kong where he embraced global fame with hits like The Big Boss and Fist of Fury before he passed away in 1972 at the tender age 32.

Cast in the lead role is Hong Kong newcomer Aarif Lee who is not related to the late actor. The sharp facial features of the 23-year-old singer-songwriter make him a credible stand-in for Bruce Lee.

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