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.
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."
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
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.
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.