Date: 1st December 2022

Ang Lee cast his son Mason Lee as Bruce Lee in new biopic.

Ang Lee is preparing to bring the life story of Bruce Lee to the screen, and the Oscar-winning director is casting his own son Mason Lee as the late martial arts legend.

Lee is set to direct the film for Sony’s 3000 Pictures banner, with a script written by Dan Futterman, best known for his work on the Oscar-nominated films "Capote" and "Foxcatcher". Futterman's script is the latest in a long line of scripts written for a potential biopic on the "Enter the Dragon" star. Past versions were written by Jean Castelli, Alex Law and Mabel Cheung, and Wells Tower.

Bruce Lee, who died in 1973 at the age of 32, had a brief but lasting presence in Hollywood as an actor, director and martial arts expert. His films, including "Fist of Fury", "Enter the Dragon" and "The Way of the Dragon", as well as the TV series "The Green Hornet", popularized martial arts across the globe in the late 1960s and early '70s.

A decorated filmmaker, Ang Lee’s movies have scored at the box office in addition to collecting several Academy Awards: including four for "Life of Pi", three for "Brokeback Mountain" and two for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". His other credits include "Sense and Sensibility", "Hulk", "Lust" and "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk".

Mason Lee, who is 32, has appeared in "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" and "The Hangover Part II." He most recently starred in the Taiwanese romantic comedy "Stand By Me" Hong Kong drama "Limbo" and "Who Killed Cock Robin."

Source: Press Release