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Real life tale of Bruce Lee headed for big screen

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MUMBAI: QED International in association with Groundswell Productions has set forth to tell the story of Bruce Lee through a film titled Birth of the Dragon.

The film has been inspired by the true-life duel between Lee and Wong Jack Man who was China‘s most famous kung fu Master. The no-rules fight took place in San Francisco in 1965, when the city‘s Chinatown was controlled by Hong Kong triads.

Scribes Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen Rivele have been asked to pen the tale. The writers are using this true incident as a jumping-off point for a wider-canvas action film in which Wong and Lee team up to battle a band of Chinatown gangsters.

The film will be produced by QED CEO Bill Block and Groundswell‘s Michael London along with Wilkinson and Rivele. "Stephen Rivele and Chris Wilkinson have taken a little-known chapter in the life of Bruce Lee and used it as a jumping-off point for a bold, exciting story about the making of an international legend," said sources.

Wilkinson and Rivele are best known for writing bio pics. The duo‘s credits include Nixon, the 1995 drama directed by Oliver Stone and 2001‘s Ali, directed by Michael Mann.

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